The average pay for a Care Worker is £7.36 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.

£8,774 - £22,450
£9K
£15K
£22K
MEDIAN: £14,916
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50%
90%
£6.63 - £9.14
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MEDIAN: £7.49
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£0£22K
Salary £8,774 - £22,450
Bonus £0.00 - £9,787
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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£13,060 - £20,412
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 134
Hourly Data £0£11
Hourly Rate £6.63 - £9.14
Hourly Tips £1.83
Overtime £1.01 - £11.17
Annual Data £0£20K
Bonus £0.00 - £9,787
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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£13,060 - £20,412
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 514

Job Description for Care Worker

A career as a care worker offers countless opportunities to work with children, disabled adults, and elderly people. Care workers care for people in a variety of settings, including residential homes, clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. They often work on a team with other health care professionals, such as registered nurses and social workers, to care for patients and support their individual needs. Some patients may require around-the-clock care, so care workers may work first-, second-, or third-shift hours. In less formal environments such as home health care, they may only work a few hours a day with their patients. The flexibility of the position is an advantage, as it allows for personal growth and change if the care worker desires.

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Care Worker 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.

Care Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Care Worker

Pay by Experience for a Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 241 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Care Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 57 salaries. A Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,615

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

Care Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Care Worker?

Care Worker in Colwyn Bay:
"I work in a local residential home currently on nights."
Pros: I like that there are many flexible hours and they have been able to fit my shifts around me being in full time education. I get on well with everyone that I work with as well as the residents in the residential home. The holidays are also good as we can take a holiday whenever we want to as long as no other member of staff is off at that given time.
Cons: I dont like how I get paid a different amount to everyone else just because of my age as I am doing the same job as all of the others.

Care Worker in Nottingham:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: The relationships you build with people, being able to help someone, the stories you hear of the days before they needed care. I have been very fortunate with the ladies I have cared for. It was easy to strike up and maintain a good relationship that worked very well for us.
Cons: Its getting a call at 5am from on call telling you the fire alarm is going off, fairly confident that there is"t a fire its still a stressful drive over and knowing its very unsettling for my old lady.

Care Worker in London:
"Happy."
Pros: Flexible.
Cons: Not enough pay.

Care Worker in Enfield:
"Giving Back."
Pros: Making someone smile. Providing care that is above and beyond the standard. Learning about various challenges that people have and helping them to overcome it or deal with it appropriately.
Cons: Long hours. Low wage. High risks. Fear of making costly mistakes. No benefits.

Care Worker in Sunderland:
Pros: Making a difference to someones life who needs it most and seeing a smile on their face makes it all worth while.
Cons: The amount of traveling and the cost and the use of own phone, shift patterns.

Care Worker in Birmingham:
"Good not enough pay."
Pros: Helping others feeling needed doind well with others making a difference.
Cons: Dont get paid enough the cost doesnt cover what we do.

Care Worker in Newcastle-upon-Tyne:
"rewarding"
Pros: Helping people in vulnerable situations
Cons: None

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Key Stats for Care Worker

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Care Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲2%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
₤16,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Care Worker Salaries

Home Care
▲5%


National Average
₤16,000

Palliative Care
▼3%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 89%