Live-In Caregiver Salary
The average pay for a Live-In Caregiver is $23,893 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are CNA and Home Care. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
|Salary||$12,236 - $46,390|
|Bonus||$192.71 - $5,106|
|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).)
|$13,710 - $42,015|
|Hourly Rate||$8.39 - $17.89|
|Overtime||$5.30 - $27.47|
|Bonus||$192.71 - $5,106|
|Total Pay (||$13,710 - $42,015|
Job Description for Live-In Caregiver
A live-in caregiver is generally someone who lives and works in a patient's home to administer necessary care. Usually the caregiver works with elderly individuals or people with special needs. The duties will vary depending on the patient’s needs. The caregiver may cook meals and make sure that medication is taken. Depending on the patient’s abilities, the caregiver may be required to feed, dress, and bathe the client. The caregiver will also carry out household duties, such as maintaining a clean environment, doing laundry, and washing dishes. Minimum physical requirements may be necessary, as the caregiver will carry out household tasks and may have to help lift the patient. When possible, the live-in caregiver will help rehabilitate the patient so that independence can be achieved. Some positions will allow the live-in caregiver to take one to two days off per week when another caregiver comes to take over. Therefore, some positions will be part-time, while others are full-time. Usually, the live-in caregiver will receive a salary in addition to free room and board.Read More...
A valid driver’s license may be required as the caregiver will often shop for the client and provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, therapy programs, and other places that the patient may need to travel to. Some positions may require the live-in caregiver to have health care certifications, though others may be more lenient. Most positions will require a minimum of a high school diploma. Computer skills may be necessary in order to access patient appointments and communicate with other involved parties. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Live-In Caregiver Tasks
- Provide general attention to the non-medical needs of clients following an established Plan of Care.
- Remain in the client's presence or vicinity at all times during shift.
- Run errands for client.
- Provide homemaking services, such as light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning and preparation.
- Help with activities of daily living, including supervising, feeding, and dressing the client.
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Pay by Experience Level for Live-In Caregiver
Pay by Experience for a Live-In Caregiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Live-In Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 394 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Live-In Caregiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 276 salaries. An experienced Live-In Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 239 salaries. A Live-In Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 108 salaries.
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