Respite Care Provider Salary

Women account for the majority of Respite Care Providers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.24 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $8.03 per hour and $15.58. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Respite Care Providers. One-sixth enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and nearly one in ten get vision benefits. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$14,690 - $47,678
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$48K
MEDIAN: $24,960
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90%

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$8.03 - $15.58
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,690 - $47,678  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,673 - $33,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $15.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $20.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,673 - $33,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Job Description for Respite Care Provider

Respite care is necessary when a sick or disabled person is cared for by a friend or family member, and that loved one needs a short-term facility to have a break from caring for that patient. Sometimes, a caregiver neglects his/her own health while providing for loved ones, and these facilities allow them to focus on themselves temporarily while maintaining great care for their patient. Respite care can be done at a facility or at the home of the caregiver.

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Respite Care Provider Tasks

  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, and running errands.
  • Provide personal care, companionship and help for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption or convalescence.
  • Assist elderly or disabled adults and children with daily living activities at the person's home or residential facility.
  • Transport clients by car to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or outings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Respite Care Provider

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Respite Care Providers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $21K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $23K. Respite Care Providers bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Respite Care Providers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $29K.

Respite Care Provider Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Respite Care Provider in Richmond:
"Working with people with intellectual disabilities."
Love what you do, remember they are people also. If it's about the money only, then this is not the right job for you. Look at them as if they were one of your family members. Don't mistreat them.

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Experience Affects Respite Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 10%
dental benefits
None: 80%
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