Average Caregiver Hourly Pay

$11.29
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$253
Bonus
$814
Commission
$147
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for a Caregiver is $11.29.
10%
$8.92
MEDIAN
$11.29
90%
$15.50
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $16
Bonus
$20 - $1,981
Profit Sharing
$2 - $15,234
Commission
$0 - $814
Total Pay
$18,592 - $34,284
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What Do Caregivers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Caregiver

3.8 out of 5
(1,307)
Highly Satisfied
147Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Caregiver are from the companies Home Instead Senior Home Care, Visiting Angels, Inc. and Self-Employed. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $13.84. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Comfort Keepers and Visiting Angels, Inc., earning around $10.41 and $10.33, respectively. Home Instead Senior Home Care pays the lowest at around $9.95. Senior Helpers and Right at Home also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.04 and $10.04, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Caregivers?

Skills in Elder Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assisted Living, Home Care, Cleaning and Home Health/Home Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Caregivers?

An entry-level Caregiver with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.46 based on 440 salaries. An early career Caregiver with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.87 based on 3,800 salaries. A mid-career Caregiver with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.63 based on 2,168 salaries. An experienced Caregiver with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.98 based on 2,005 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Caregiver in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 14.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.0% more) and San Diego, California (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (11.9% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 9,395 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.7%
Early Career
40.4%
Mid Career
23.1%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
10.5%