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Caregiver salary in United States

How much does a Caregiver make in the United States?

Average base salary

$14.86
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a caregiver is $14.86 per hour in the United States. 143.1k salaries reported, updated at August 6, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Caregivers in United States

  1. First Choice In-Home Care
    3.9star
    375 reviews11 salaries reported
    $21.85per hour
  2. $17.88per hour
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Highest paying cities for Caregivers in United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $17.41 per hour
    817 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $16.92 per hour
    542 salaries reported
  3. Sacramento, CA
    $16.77 per hour
    464 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $15.41 per hour
    1185 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $14.94 per hour
    585 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $14.38 per hour
    1044 salaries reported
  1. Albuquerque, NM
    $13.60 per hour
    447 salaries reported
  2. Milwaukee, WI
    $13.42 per hour
    553 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $13.16 per hour
    831 salaries reported
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Where can a Caregiver earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Caregivers

Top certifications
Nurse Delegation Certification
+16.24%salary
Top skills
Dementia Care
+4.74%salary
Top licenses
LVN
+8.22%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
17 jobs33
109 jobs570
167 jobs471
1,484 jobs8,857
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Most common benefits for Caregivers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 28,276 ratings

33% of Caregivers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

In Home Caregiver

94,987 job openings

Average $13.99 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Caregiver

How much do similar professions to caregiver get paid?

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a caregiver?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a caregiver position, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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Is caregiver a paid role?

Yes, a caregiver can be a paid role. The pay rate for this position will vary by hiring terms. If a person or a family hires a caregiver, then the compensation will come directly from the family. Agencies and health facilities also employ caregivers.

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Do caregivers get paid weekly?

Can caregivers be paid by the state to take care of their own family members?

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