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How much does a Caregiver make in the United States?

Average base salary
62.5k salaries reported, updated at Jul 02, 2020
per hour
The average salary for a caregiver is $12.36 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Referral program
  • Paid sick time
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 401(k)

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Caregiver earn more?

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
Top certification
Job openings
Nurse Delegation Certification
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Home Care Aide Certification
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Certified Home Health Aide
471Company icon
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Top skill
Job openings
Dementia Care
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Personal Assistant Experience
10Company icon
Autism Experience
42Company icon
Meal Preparation
309Company icon
License categories:
Top license
Job openings
50 jobs
2,007Company icon
61 jobs
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138 jobs
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Specialty categories:
Top specialty
Job openings
Home Health
2,015 jobs
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Most common benefits for Caregivers

  • Referral program
  • Paid sick time
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance

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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Frequently asked questions
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?

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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?