Updated August 18, 2021
Average Resident Care Associate Salary
$15.80 hourly
$32,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$32,000
Median
$45,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$45,000$3,750$22
75th Percentile$38,000$3,167$18
Average$32,854$2,738$16
25th Percentile$27,000$2,250$13
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Resident Care Associate Salary By State

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Resident Care Associate average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$25,702$12.36591
Alaska$30,930$14.87181
Arizona$28,917$13.90970
Arkansas$23,226$11.17206
California$31,708$15.243,215
Colorado$30,387$14.61755
Connecticut$34,926$16.79488
Delaware$27,864$13.40179
District of Columbia$30,640$14.73137
Florida$27,464$13.201,778
Georgia$25,596$12.311,544
Hawaii$32,219$15.49126
Idaho$21,553$10.36189
Illinois$25,497$12.262,000
Indiana$24,900$11.971,041
Iowa$25,571$12.29646
Kansas$24,965$12.00377
Kentucky$27,292$13.12616
Louisiana$21,135$10.16446
Maine$29,226$14.05201
Maryland$34,037$16.36822
Massachusetts$35,883$17.25997
Michigan$27,276$13.111,673
Minnesota$30,629$14.731,477
Mississippi$31,333$15.06382
Missouri$24,177$11.621,029
Montana$25,340$12.18270
Nebraska$29,411$14.14316
Nevada$26,427$12.71343
New Hampshire$31,002$14.90217
New Jersey$34,334$16.51964
New Mexico$21,842$10.50327
New York$34,036$16.361,724
North Carolina$24,403$11.731,825
North Dakota$35,042$16.85171
Ohio$31,532$15.161,642
Oklahoma$24,142$11.61405
Oregon$33,087$15.91589
Pennsylvania$28,480$13.691,493
Rhode Island$33,861$16.28111
South Carolina$22,886$11.00576
South Dakota$26,753$12.86174
Tennessee$23,275$11.191,034
Texas$20,913$10.051,917
Utah$28,078$13.50299
Vermont$34,110$16.40110
Virginia$28,522$13.711,145
Washington$35,977$17.30836
West Virginia$28,318$13.61253
Wisconsin$24,309$11.69982
Wyoming$26,738$12.8594

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Highest Paying Cities For Resident Care Associate

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Paramus, NJ$34,669$16.67
New York, NY$34,091$16.39
Spokane, WA$33,602$16.15
Salem, OR$33,261$15.99
San Jose, CA$32,893$15.81
Bloomington, MN$30,598$14.71

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How much does a Resident Care Associate make?

The average Resident Care Associate salary is $32,854 per year, or $15.8 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $45,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Connecticut, and New Jersey provide the highest Resident Care Associate salaries.

Average Resident Care Associate Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$32,900$15.80+3.8%
    2021$31,600$15.19+5.1%
    2020$30,000$14.41+4.3%
    2019$28,700$13.80+2.6%
    2018$28,000$13.44+1.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Companion

    Avg. salary: $24,125

    A companion is responsible for assisting sick and recovered patients, as well as the elderly. Companions perform housekeeping duties, ensuring that a facility is well-maintained and safe for the use of the patients. They also monitor the patients' medication, prepare their meals based on a medical professional's prescription, support them on their daily activities, respond to the patients' needs and special requests as allowed, and report any developments to their family or guardians. A companion must be compassionate enough to extend physical and emotional support, depending on the client's condition.
    45,919 Companion Jobs
    Home Health Aid

    Avg. salary: $24,443

    Home health aides provide care and assistance to patients who have chronic illnesses, injuries, disabilities, or age-related challenges inside the patient's home. They monitor the patient's condition and help them in any activity they may need assistance in. They provide support to both the patient and the family to manage the patient's condition. Home health aides care for the patient by providing personal services like bathing and basic grooming, designing nutritional plans, cooking and preparing meals, running errands, maintaining the cleanliness of the home, managing medication intake, and ensuring the home is safe and secure for the patient.
    220,095 Home Health Aid Jobs
    Medication Aide

    Avg. salary: $30,577

    A medication aide is a healthcare professional who is responsible for administering medication to patients daily in a hospital or medical facility. As certified nursing assistants, medication aides should possess knowledge of patient care procedures so that they can coordinate with different nurses to deliver them. They follow written or verbal instructions from physicians on how to manage their patients' medications. Medication aides are also required to observe their patients and document changes in their conditions.
    255,841 Medication Aide 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.
    176,043 Certified Nurses' Aide Jobs
    Hospice Aide

    Avg. salary: $29,590

    A hospice aide is responsible for assisting patients in their daily activities, usually in a medical institution or private household. Hospice aides monitor the patients' conditions, administer medication, and report updates to the attending physician or other health care professionals. They also manage the patients' food intake, support them with their lifestyle activities, and perform duties that would make the patients comfortable. A hospice aide must have excellent communication skills, especially in responding to the patients' inquiries and concerns and listening to their stories.
    132,571 Hospice Aide Jobs
    Sitter

    Avg. salary: $23,414

    A sitter is responsible for assisting medical needs under the supervision of an attending physician, registered nurses, and other health professionals. Sitters monitor the patients' daily activities and perform medical duties such as taking the patient's temperature, administering medications, monitoring food intake, helping with bathing needs, and responding to the patients' inquiries, concerns, and requests. They also keep track of medical charts to report the patients' health condition and progress to the senior staff.
    40,109 Sitter Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Companion$24,125$2,010$11.6045,919
    Home Health Aid$24,443$2,037$11.75220,095
    Medication Aide$30,578$2,548$14.70255,841
    Certified Nurses' Aide$29,140$2,428$14.01176,043
    Hospice Aide$29,591$2,466$14.23132,571
    Sitter$23,414$1,951$11.2640,109
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    Resident Care Associate Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Resident 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.
    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$25,700$12.35
    Mid Level$33,000$15.85
    Senior Level$35,400$17.00

    Which Companies Pay Resident Care Associates The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Tufts University and Corvias Group as they offer the highest salaries for Resident Care Associates.
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    Average Resident Care Associate Salary by Demographic

    Resident Care Associate Gender Pay Gap

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    Male Income
    $33,422
    female-income
    Female Income
    $32,712
    GenderIncome
    Male$33,422
    Female$32,712
    Median Resident Care Associate Income by Race
    Black or African American Resident Care Associates have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino Resident Care Associates have the lowest average salary at $32,778.
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    $28,000
    $21,000
    $14,000
    $7,000
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    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$33,021
    Black or African American$33,405
    Asian$33,345
    Hispanic or Latino$32,778
    Average Resident Care Associate Salary by Education Level
    Resident Care Associates with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $34,114 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Resident Care Associates earn a median annual income of $33,816 compared to $32,895 for Resident Care Associates with an Associate degree.
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$32,712
    Some College/ Associate Degree$32,895
    Bachelor's Degree$33,816
    Master's Degree$34,114