Average Respite Care Providers in the United States make around $10.49 per hour. Women make up the vast majority of Respite Care Providers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Respite Care Providers like their work and job satisfaction is high. In this profession, one in eight enjoy medical and dental coverage, and fewer than one in ten have vision insurance, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $15.45  
   
Overtime
$14.58  
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$18,683 - $34,471  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $22K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $23K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Respite Care Providers make a median salary of $23K. Respite Care Providers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Respite Care Provider Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Respite Care Provider

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Respite Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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