Senior Caregiver Salary

The average wage for a Senior Caregiver is $10.43 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Home Health/Home Care and Dementia. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$12,255 - $46,963
$12K
$24K
$47K
MEDIAN: $24,413
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50%
90%

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$8.74 - $18.02
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MEDIAN: $11.13
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$0$46K
Salary $12,255 - $46,963
Bonus $500
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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$17,753 - $40,270
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 50
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.74 - $18.02
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $12.03 - $20.43
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $500
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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$17,753 - $40,270
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 376

Job Description for Senior Caregiver

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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Senior Caregiver Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.

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Senior Caregiver Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Caregiver

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Caregiver

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.

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Key Stats for Senior Caregiver

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Senior Caregiver Salaries

▲20%

▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$24,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Senior Caregiver 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 48 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 89%