Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 11, 2014
Caregiverlist®, the nation’s online resource for senior care options, costs, ratings and careers, announces the 2013 average caregiver pay rate nationwide as $10.00 per hour and $80.00 per day with the highest pay rates for hourly caregivers at $14.00 and above and the highest pay rates for live-in caregivers at $140.00 and above.
As a career resource for senior caregivers, Caregiverlist® provides senior care companies with training and hiring tools to meet state and federal guidelines and makes it easy for senior caregivers to apply to multiple jobs in their area with one job application.
Senior caregivers will continue to be in demand as senior care services increase and move to the home, while regulated by state and federal laws requiring payroll taxes, insurance coverages and mandated caregiver training.
“Senior care companies hire from 3 to 6 new caregivers and nursing aides each week, in order to keep up with staffing needs,” says Caregiverlist® Recruitment Coordinator Shanice Kelly. Ms. Kelly says more caregivers are needed and can begin their career as a companion caregiver and make more than minimum wage while enjoying the fulfillment of assisting a senior. Ms. Kelly, as a former professional caregiver, advocates for anyone with a caring personality to consider the caregiving profession.
Senior caregivers may take online caregiver training to become a certified caregiver, if their state requires specific training. Otherwise, a caregiver may apply for a professional senior caregiver job and begin as a part-time or full-time caregiver as most senior care companies provide around-the-clock care services.
The Caregiverlist® Caregiver Pay Rate for 2013 reports the results of the responses from 34,959 professional caregivers.