Curious About Caregiver Wages?

Naturally this varies by location, experience, duties required as well as the work setting...

Adult Day Care
Care provided in a center or day time only facility offering meals, socialization and personal care services.
Assisted Living
Assisted living housing is a long-term senior care option that provides personal care support services such as meals, medication management, bathing, dressing and transportation.
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Nursing Home
Communities; typically large facilities with private and semi private rooms, which provide 24 hour assistance with activities of daily living and medical care by nurses and therapists.
Private Care
Service provided in residential setting offering companionship and assistance with activities of daily living to all seniors to remain independent at home

National Averages

A recent study conducted by found that most Caregivers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $11.59 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.02 per hour and $15.65.

The majority of Caregivers claim high levels of job satisfaction.  This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

The study also found that certain skills or certifications may lead to increased compensation such as:

  • Cooking
  • Billingual
  • Hospice Care
  • C.N.A. ¬†Certification
  • Experience with Dementia Care