How much does a Caregiver make in the United States?

123.5k salaries reported, updated at September 20, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a caregiver is $13.30 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid sick time
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement
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Most common benefits for Caregivers

  • Referral program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid sick time
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Commuter assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
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Salary satisfaction

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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 to caregiver get paid?

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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?