Updated August 18, 2021
Average Care Associate Salary
$14.96 hourly
$31,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$20,000 yearly
$20,000
10 %
$31,000
Median
$46,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$46,000
$3,833
$22
75th Percentile
$38,000
$3,167
$18
Average
$31,119
$2,593
$15
25th Percentile
$25,000
$2,083
$12
10th Percentile
$20,000
$1,667
$10

Average Care Associate Salary By State

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Care Associate average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$25,439
$12.23
Alaska
$52,485
$25.23
Arizona
$35,547
$17.09
Arkansas
$25,743
$12.38
California
$53,463
$25.70
Colorado
$29,843
$14.35
Connecticut
$44,638
$21.46
Delaware
$40,322
$19.39
District of Columbia
$37,724
$18.14
Florida
$32,252
$15.51
Georgia
$25,180
$12.11
Hawaii
$49,481
$23.79
Idaho
$30,466
$14.65
Illinois
$27,180
$13.07
Indiana
$29,963
$14.41
Iowa
$31,195
$15.00
Kansas
$30,893
$14.85
Kentucky
$26,054
$12.53
Louisiana
$24,704
$11.88
Maine
$31,645
$15.21
Maryland
$37,378
$17.97
Massachusetts
$41,023
$19.72
Michigan
$31,438
$15.11
Minnesota
$31,709
$15.24
Mississippi
$24,518
$11.79
Missouri
$25,890
$12.45
Montana
$29,125
$14.00
Nebraska
$28,433
$13.67
Nevada
$44,235
$21.27
New Hampshire
$35,423
$17.03
New Jersey
$36,623
$17.61
New Mexico
$36,243
$17.42
New York
$51,604
$24.81
North Carolina
$25,507
$12.26
North Dakota
$28,580
$13.74
Ohio
$32,136
$15.45
Oklahoma
$26,622
$12.80
Oregon
$49,722
$23.90
Pennsylvania
$35,349
$16.99
Rhode Island
$36,501
$17.55
South Carolina
$25,414
$12.22
South Dakota
$24,151
$11.61
Tennessee
$28,736
$13.82
Texas
$28,792
$13.84
Utah
$28,100
$13.51
Vermont
$32,758
$15.75
Virginia
$37,665
$18.11
Washington
$46,466
$22.34
West Virginia
$30,132
$14.49
Wisconsin
$30,559
$14.69
Wyoming
$27,152
$13.05

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Highest Paying Cities For Care Associate

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Roseville, CA
$57,136
$27.47
New York, NY
$51,986
$24.99
Springfield, OR
$51,308
$24.67
Vancouver, WA
$49,219
$23.66
Meriden, CT
$44,418
$21.35
Boston, MA
$40,874
$19.65

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How much does a Care Associate make?

The average care associate salary is $31,119 per year, or $14.96 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $20,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $46,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Alaska, New York, Oregon, and Hawaii provide the highest care associate salaries.

Average Care Associate Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $31,100
    $14.96
    +3.6%
    2020
    $30,000
    $14.43
    +3.4%
    2019
    $29,000
    $13.94
    +3.3%
    2018
    $28,000
    $13.48
    +2.4%
    2017
    $27,400
    $13.16
    +0.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Attending, Ambulatory Care

    Avg. salary: $27,196

    An attending, ambulatory care is responsible for providing patient care, supporting ongoing treatment of health issues, and managing recovery through coordinating with attending physicians or other medical professionals. They evaluate medical records, including history and consultation purposes, develop a necessary care plan, keep an accurate medical chart, and schedule laboratory tests and follow-up as needed. An attending, ambulatory care must have extensive knowledge of the medical principles and disciplines to monitor the patients' condition and observe medical measures.
    121,121 Attending, Ambulatory Care Jobs
    Patient Sitter

    Avg. salary: $22,531

    The primary job of a patient sitter is to provide patients with care and companionship. You will be responsible for a few duties that always include supervising patients, assisting them with basic personal hygiene and care, and monitoring their vital signs. As a patient sitter, you are expected to refrain from doing unauthorized or additional functions, identifying changes in patient's conditions, and maintaining patient information confidentiality. You are also expected to comply with relevant standards, procedures, and policies.
    145,915 Patient Sitter Jobs
    Patient Escort

    Avg. salary: $27,313

    A patient escort assists health care staff in providing patient care by managing a patient's immediate needs. Typical duties that you will perform include organizing and coordinating the transport of patients, assisting patients in personal hygiene such as dressing and bathing, and engaging with patients. As a patient escort, you are expected to create good relationships with patients by treating them with dignity and respect. You may also provide support services such as restocking supplies and changing linens.
    148,872 Patient Escort Jobs
    Home Health Care

    Avg. salary: $24,220

    Home health aides are healthcare professionals who are responsible for providing support and personal services to patients. These aides are required to monitor their patients by observing the physical and mental condition of their patients. They must provide services such as housekeeping and laundry, buying food and other household requirements, and preparing and serving meals and snacks. Home health aides must also help the family members of their patients by teaching them the appropriate ways to lift, turn, and re-position their positions.
    134,677 Home Health Care Jobs
    Certified Nurses' Aide

    Avg. salary: $29,139

    A certified nurses' aide specializes in providing health care and welfare support to patients in nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, or any facilities that offer long-term care. A nurses' aide is responsible for assisting patients in bathing and dressing, toilet and catheter use, essential daily exercise and walks, and preparing and feeding meals. Furthermore, a nurses' aide must monitor a patient's vital signs and overall condition. It is also essential to coordinate with nurses and other health care workers by reporting changes or improvements.
    165,770 Certified Nurses' Aide Jobs
    Nurse Technician

    Avg. salary: $31,056

    Nurse technicians, also known as nursing aides, assistants, or attendants, usually work in clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. Primarily, they help a registered nurse by providing essential mobility, care, and support to patients. Everyday routine duties include maintaining patients' hygiene and moving them using wheelchairs or stretchers around the facility for their meals, treatment, events, and other activities. They do tasks that help improve a patient's comfort level and become their caregivers in the long run. This job requires a high school diploma along with the completed certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.
    188,999 Nurse Technician Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Attending, Ambulatory Care
    $27,196
    $2,266
    $13.08
    121,121
    Patient Sitter
    $22,531
    $1,878
    $10.83
    145,915
    Patient Escort
    $27,313
    $2,276
    $13.13
    148,872
    Home Health Care
    $24,220
    $2,018
    $11.64
    134,677
    Certified Nurses' Aide
    $29,140
    $2,428
    $14.01
    165,770
    Nurse Technician
    $31,056
    $2,588
    $14.93
    188,999
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    Care Associate Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a care associate can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Recently Added Care Associate Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    The Salvation Army
    Play Care Associate
    Play Care Associate
    Philadelphia, PA
    08/31/2021
    $23,562
    08/31/2021
    Mercy
    Patient Care Associate
    Patient Care Associate
    Springfield, MO
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    State of North Dakota
    Flex Direct Care Associate I
    Flex Direct Care Associate I
    Grafton, ND
    08/29/2021
    $34,769
    08/29/2021
    Charles River
    Animal Care Associate/at 1
    Animal Care Associate/at 1
    Reno, NV
    08/28/2021
    $37,044
    08/28/2021
    Mercy Healthcare
    Patient Care Associate-Days
    Patient Care Associate-Days
    Saint Louis, MO
    08/28/2021
    $31,305
    08/28/2021
    Christian Living Communities
    Personal Care Associate I
    Personal Care Associate I
    Greenwood Village, CO
    08/27/2021
    $27,131
    08/27/2021
    Bridge Senior Living
    Care Associate -Somerby Lake Nona
    Care Associate -Somerby Lake Nona
    Orlando, FL
    08/27/2021
    $27,131
    08/27/2021
    Bridge Investment Group, LLC
    Care Associate -Somerby Lake Nona
    Care Associate -Somerby Lake Nona
    Orlando, FL
    08/26/2021
    $27,131
    08/26/2021
    Maryland Government Jobs
    Medical Care Program Associate II
    Medical Care Program Associate II
    Maryland
    08/21/2021
    $34,858
    08/21/2021
    Bridge Senior Living
    11P-7A Care Associates
    11P-7A Care Associates
    Franklin, TN
    08/17/2021
    $27,131
    08/17/2021

    Average Care Associate Salary by Demographic

    Care Associate Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $36,392
    female-income
    Female Income
    $33,098
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$36,392
    Female$33,098
    Median Care Associate Income by Race
    Asian care associates have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White care associates have the lowest average salary at $32,871.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$32,871
    Black or African American$33,243
    Asian$37,905
    Hispanic or Latino$34,781
    Average Care Associate Salary by Education Level
    Care associates with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $68,805 annually. With a Bachelors degree, care associates earn a median annual income of $38,428 compared to $35,536 for care associates with an Associate degree.
    $70,000
    $56,000
    $42,000
    $28,000
    $14,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$33,098
    Master's Degree$68,805
    Bachelor's Degree$38,428
    Some College/ Associate Degree$35,536