Resident Care Aide Salary

Most Resident Care Aides in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.16 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While the larger part report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,746 - $34,493
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$8.86 - $13.23
$8
$10
$13
MEDIAN: $10.15
10%
50%
90%

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$0$34K
Salary $30,000
Bonus $300.00
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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$18,401 - $30,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $8.86 - $13.23
Overtime $4.05 - $18.97
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $300.00
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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$18,401 - $30,097
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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Job Description for Resident Care Aide

Resident care aides work primarily in nursing centers which care for hospice patients, dementia patients, and senior residents. They typically assist residents with daily living activities, such as feeding, dressing, showering, and grooming, and they must ensure that living areas are clean and fluid/liquid intakes are monitored at all times. As directed, they may also record vital signs such as blood pressure and body temperature, administer medication, or remind residents to take medication in a timely manner.

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Resident Care Aide Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
  • Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.

Common Career Paths for Resident Care Aide


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Resident Care Aides who transition into an upper level Certified Nurse Assistant position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Certified Nurse Assistant makes $23K a year.

Resident Care Aide Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Resident Care Aide

Pay by Experience for a Resident Care Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Resident Care Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Resident Care Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Resident Care Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 25 salaries. A Resident Care Aide 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 9 salaries.

Resident Care Aide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Resident Care Aide?

Resident Care Aide in Nashua:
"Working As A Guardian."
Pros: Having fun with the clients and bringing them to do things in the community. Also, there are almost always shifts available to pick up.
Cons: Employee incompetence is a big problem. Also restraining clients is very stressful physically, and other clients are very mentally exhausting to work with at times.

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Key Stats for Resident Care Aide

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Resident Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$22,000

▼2%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Skills That Affect Resident Care Aide Salaries

Elder Care
▲2%

Long Term Care
▼0%

National Average
$22,000

Assisted Living
▼2%

Home Health/Home Care
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 57%
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