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How much does a Caregiver make in the United States?

Average base salary
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60.9k salaries reported, updated at Jun 06, 2020
$12.31
per hour
The average salary for a caregiver is $12.31 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

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
Salary
Job openings
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Nurse Delegation Certification
+16.24%
33Company icon
Home Care Aide Certification
+7.53%
570Company icon
Certified Home Health Aide
+7.60%
471Company icon
CNA
+2.53%
8,857Company icon
Top skill
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Dementia Care
+4.74%
942Company icon
Babysitting
+14.98%
3Company icon
Personal Assistant Experience
+14.54%
10Company icon
Autism Experience
+11.19%
42Company icon
Meal Preparation
+5.48%
309Company icon
License categories:
Top license
Salary
Job openings
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LVN
+8.22%
50 jobs
2,007Company icon
LPN
+9.59%
61 jobs
244Company icon
RN
+5.56%
138 jobs
1,685Company icon
Specialty categories:
Top specialty
Salary
Job openings
Companies
Home Health
+1.41%
2,015 jobs
11,364Company icon

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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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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Can I get paid to be a caregiver?

The pay rate for this position will vary by hiring terms. If you are hired to be a caregiver by a person or a family, then your compensation will come directly from the family. Agencies and health facilities also employ caregivers.

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