Caregiver Salary in the US

$12
per hour
per year
$26,490
per year
per hour
Bonus
$270/year

Caregiver - Average Salary

The average salary for a Caregiver is $12 per hour ($26,490 per year), which is $27,000 (-50%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Caregiver can expect an average starting hourly pay of $9.90. The highest pay can exceed $16.
$9.90
Low
$12
Average salary
$16
High
$15,200
Low
$26,490
Average salary
$51,350
High

Caregiver Salary Range

Low
$9.90
Average salary
$12
Experienced
$14.20
High
$16
Low
$15,200
Average salary
$26,490
Experienced
$37,490
High
$51,350
Among Caregivers in the U.S., Child Caregivers, Overnight Caregivers and Certified Caregivers enjoy the highest salaries.

Caregiver - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Certified Caregiver$13.40/hour
+12% 
Overnight Caregiver$13.10/hour
+9% 
In-home Caregiver$12.70/hour
+6% 
Child Caregiver$12.50/hour
+4% 
Private Duty Caregiver$12.20/hour
+2% 
Elderly Caregiver$11.90/hour
 -1%

Caregiver - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

A Caregiver with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $11.10 per hour. A mid career Caregiver with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $11.70, while an experienced Caregiver with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $12.50. Caregivers with more than 20 years of experience earn $12.90 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Caregiver

Late Career▲ +8%
Experienced▲ +4%
Average Salary$12/hour
Mid Career▼ -3%
No Experience▼ -8%

Gender Breakdown

Female
93%
Male
7%

Caregiver - Jobs by Location

Caregiver - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Caregiver jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Caregiver

How much does a Caregiver make in the US?
A Caregiver in the US earns an average of $12 gross per hour, which is about $26,490 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Caregiver updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Caregiver in the US?
The starting salary of a Caregiver in the US is around $9.90 gross per hour.
What is the highest salary for a Caregiver in the US?
The highest salary of a Caregiver in the US can reach and exceed $16 gross per hour. Child Caregivers, Overnight Caregivers and Certified Caregivers usually have the highest salaries.
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