Senior Caregiver Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Senior Caregiver is $10.12 per hour. A skill in Elder 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.
Senior Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$12,183 - $44,365
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $23,873
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Senior Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$7.99 - $15.59
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,183 - $44,365  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
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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$16,492 - $36,235  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.99 - $15.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $520  
   
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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$16,492 - $36,235  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 559
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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
  • 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.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Caregiver

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Experience Affects Senior Caregiver Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Caregiver Salaries

Home Care
0%
National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 85%
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