The average wage for a Senior Caregiver is $10.35 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$11,947 - $50,684
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$51K
MEDIAN: $24,594
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$8.60 - $16.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$11,947 - $50,684  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$17,379 - $39,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.60 - $16.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$13.05 - $21.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$17,379 - $39,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 392

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Job Description for Senior Caregiver

A senior caregiver generally works in a senior living facility or the home of a patient, taking care of the older adults under their supervision. Duties may include helping administer medicine, offering companionship, and cooking, as well as performing housekeeping and laundry duties. The senior caregiver may run errands and perform personal hygiene care as well. Good interpersonal skills are necessary in this position, as the caregiver is often expected to perform duties such as reading aloud and carrying on conversations with the seniors under their care. They must encourage seniors to take care of themselves both mentally and physically.

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Senior Caregiver Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.

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Senior Caregiver Advice

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

Senior Caregiver in Avon:
"Be prepared."
No one can assume they know all there is to know especially when dealing with disabled or elderly individuals. In lies the main issue. The fact that we are all individuals and should assume nothing for each client is a new slate a new individual.

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Key Stats for Senior Caregiver

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Senior Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Senior Caregiver Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 22%

Cleaning
up arrow 9%

Home Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
$22,000

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 86%
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