$24,023
Avg. Salary
$11.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$250

Bonus

$0.00

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Caregiver is $11.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Caregiver is $24,023 per year.

10%
$8.81
10%
$11.23
50%
$17.41
90%
90%
MEDIAN $11.23
10%
$12k
10%
$24k
50%
$48k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $24,023
$12,000 - $48,243
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$48K
MEDIAN: $24,023
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$8.81 - $17.41
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$0$48K
Salary $12,000 - $48,243
Bonus $29.80 - $1,510
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$17,897 - $38,507
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 74
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.81 - $17.41
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $11.57 - $23.49
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $29.80 - $1,510
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$17,897 - $38,507
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 625

Job Description

A senior caregiver generally works in a senior living facility or the home of a patient, taking care of the older adults under their supervision. Duties may include helping administer medicine, offering companionship, and cooking, as well as performing housekeeping and laundry duties. The senior caregiver may run errands and perform personal hygiene care as well. Good interpersonal skills are necessary in this position, as the caregiver is often expected to perform duties such as reading aloud and carrying on conversations with the seniors under their care. They must encourage seniors to take care of themselves both mentally and physically.

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For Senior Caregivers, comfortable salaries can be found at Self-Employed; in fact, median earnings sit around $25K, the highest in the area.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $16K to just $24K — but Home Instead Senior Home Care offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $20K.

Common Career Paths


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Senior Caregivers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Live-In Caregiver. The two jobs pay about the same on average. More commonly, Senior Caregivers become Caregivers or Certified Nurse Assistants.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Senior Caregiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 247 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 146 salaries. An experienced Senior Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 97 salaries. A Senior Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 40 salaries.

Job Reviews

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

Senior Caregiver in Oakland:
"Working Next Door to Oakland: All Good, No Downside."
Pros: Emeryville works for me. It is centrally located, close to the Bay Bridget and thus only minutes from The City, Berkeley, Oakland with quick access to most Bay Area Hot Spots. The Emery-Go-Round bus service is FREE, thanks to the proportionally large mid-size industrial business base. There are multiple large hotels that offer great amenities, high-to-low end shopping district, great Bay shoreline parks/marina and well-planned traffic routes. This area also features a great ethnic mix and low crime statistics. Take a stroll down Bay Street and there's nothing but chilled out and easy-smiling faces. And with the broad choice of opportunities grab a bite, catch a flick or break a sweat or just chill and let the sun set, what not to like about Emeryville.
Cons: What bad? Okay, here's one, we are literally on the Bay and just a couple miles from the Pacific. So why are there not more Sushi Bars?

Senior Caregiver in Santa Ana:
Pros: Close to home, no traffic,
Cons: Not much work available in field.

Senior Caregiver in Avon:
"Be prepared."
No one can assume they know all there is to know especially when dealing with disabled or elderly individuals. In lies the main issue. The fact that we are all individuals and should assume nothing for each client is a new slate a new individual.

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Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲20%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$24,000

▼10%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲14%

Dementia
▲7%

National Average
$24,000

▼5%

Elder Care
▼6%

Cleaning
▼7%

cooking
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 88%