$24,537
Avg. Salary
$11.72
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Personal Caregiver is $11.72 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Caregiver is $24,537 per year.

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$8.91
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$11.72
50%
$18.57
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MEDIAN $11.72
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$14k
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$56k
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MEDIAN $24,537
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$0$56K
Salary $13,913 - $56,374
Bonus $50.11 - $1,490
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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$18,155 - $41,248
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $8.91 - $18.57
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $9.07 - $27.70
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $50.11 - $1,490
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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$18,155 - $41,248
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 689

Job Description for Personal Caregiver

A personal caregiver works in a home to administer care to patients who are elderly or disabled. The scope of the work depends largely on the patients’ needs; in some cases, the personal caregiver may feed, bathe, and change the patient, or simply make sure he/she receives nutrition and prescribed medication and participates in social/community activities. Those in this position may also act as liaisons between a patient and health care providers, such as doctors, and must effectively communicate any changes in a patient’s condition to these doctors.

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Personal Caregiver Pay By Employer

$0$56K

Self-Employed
13 profiles
$31,238

$20,072

Common Career Paths for Personal Caregiver


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There are some Personal Caregivers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $56K annually. A more likely transition for Personal Caregivers is Caregiver or Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Personal Caregiver Job Listings

Popular Skills for Personal Caregiver


Survey results show that Personal Caregivers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in CPR, Cleaning, Elder Care, and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Home Care, Bathing, and Home Health/Home Care. Those educated in Elder Care tend to be well versed in Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Caregiver

Pay by Experience for a Personal Caregiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 209 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal 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 147 salaries. An experienced Personal Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 151 salaries. A Personal Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 64 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-16%

National Average: $24,689

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

Newport Beach is home to an above-average pay rate for Personal Caregivers, 70 percent higher than the national average. Personal Caregivers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+41 percent) and Charlotte (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and San Diego (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Personal Caregiver Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Caregiver?

Personal Caregiver in Malvern:
Daily responsibility include daily living skills, transportation to Dr appointments, logging vitals and Daily events throughout the day, giving medications including insulin shots, grocery shopping, cooking, house cleaning, and laundry upkeep. Also, yard duties and any other thing he likes to do, for example, fishing and camping. Also, experienced in pulling a trailer and camper whenever and wherever he wants me to.

Personal Caregiver in Lincoln:
"I appreciate watching each penny spent."
But when more is expected of me, who has been in the home more than 75% longer than all other. I really like that I get this opportunity, but my pay is the same as those who just started at the home, and have much less experience. I feel unsppreciated then. I feel I have good communication with the family, but am told they just pay one rate for the job. This is different than what the mother says, who expects perfectionistic qualities. Also, we are told to take care of the home as if only the father lives there, providing no care for mom, who is needing a bit more, and is there to tell you when things are not perfect... It is unfortunate, that they don't require others to complete the daily tasks, saying they won't do it, then expect me to double my load for the day, still at the same wage, which is the lowest wage a care company charges. One person takes a nap on the job, but they are ok with it, and I'm told he doesn't know how to keep house, so we won't make him.

Personal Caregiver in Fort Worth:
"See the Smiles on the patients faces and family."
Pros: Seeing family and their love ones happy and that I do care about their loved one..i am a happy person and can make the family laugh and smile on the way I work..
Cons: Seeing that we don't live for ever.......and the patient gets worse and we know where it goes from there and it hard on the family..I want my patient to remember how it is living now and wonderful place where we are going and make the family comfortable when the time comes..

Personal Caregiver in Nashville:
Love what you do.

Personal Caregiver in Modesto:
"Its a great experience."
Pros: Its at a regular home I pritty much can do what ever I want an the house is always peaceful.
Cons: The hours of work are random I never know what time or what days ill work till I get called.

Personal Caregiver in Whitmire:
"What To Know."
Find out salary, days on & off clock, and responsibilities before start job. Learn about the person you will be working with and for. Know what the 'rules' are so there is no contradictions or misunderstandings. Know the person's schedule (i.e. When to take meds, when to shower, nap time, church, etc)

Personal Caregiver in Sacramento:
"Don't shake on it sign a contract."
Make sure there are benefits and future pay raises.

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Key Stats for Personal Caregiver

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Personal Caregiver Salaries

▲20%

▼0%

National Average
$25,000

▼3%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Personal Caregiver Salaries

CPR
▲14%

National Average
$25,000

▼6%

Cleaning
▼6%


Bathing
▼11%

Home Care
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 89%