A Caregiver earns an average wage of C$13.05 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$14,640 - C$42,868
C$15K
C$24K
C$43K
MEDIAN: C$23,618
10%
50%
90%
C$10.37 - C$18.14
C$10
C$13
C$18
MEDIAN: C$12.98
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$42K
Salary C$14,640 - C$42,868
Bonus C$291 - C$2,061
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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C$20,491 - C$40,595
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 134
Hourly Data C$0C$27
Hourly Rate C$10.37 - C$18.14
Hourly Tips C$1.00
Overtime C$10.72 - C$27.12
Annual Data C$0C$40K
Bonus C$291 - C$2,061
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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C$20,491 - C$40,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 380

Job Description for Caregiver

The exact nature of a caregiver's work and their daily schedule depends on the unique needs of each individual client. There is a physical aspect to the work, as a caregiver is expected to perform household tasks with which the client has difficulties. There also is an important mental and emotional element to a caregiver's position, as the caregiver must be empathetic and compassionate. Tools a caregiver may need to use include a stove, vacuum, or shower; the caregiver may also perform some light outdoor tasks such as sweeping and shoveling snow.

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Caregiver Tasks

  • Provide companionship and help around the home to clients.
  • Report on changes in condition or needs.
  • Accompany clients to appointments.
  • Assist clients with mobility, transportation, meals, and medications.

Common Career Paths for Caregiver


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Caregiver Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Caregiver

Pay by Experience for a Caregiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$25,000 based on 216 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Caregiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$30,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 51 salaries. A Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$26,380

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Caregiver Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Caregiver?

Caregiver in Vancouver:
Pros: I love working with seniors and helping them so they can continue to live in their own homes.
Cons: Money is not great. Hours are scattered and can be lost if a client passes away or moves into a full time care facility. There's not a lot of upward mobility.

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Key Stats for Caregiver

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Caregiver Salaries

▲19%

▲19%

▲14%

National Average
C$26,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Caregiver Salaries

▲8%


National Average
C$26,000

▼1%



▼11%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 79%