Care Assistant Salary

The average salary for a Care Assistant in the UK is:


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day to day care of the elderly in a care home setting.

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Care Assistant Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £15,667.

The average salary in 2009 was £12,951, based on 19 respondents (a difference of -17% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £12,955, based on 26 respondents (a difference of 0% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £14,282, based on 25 respondents (a difference of 10% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £14,904, based on 17 respondents (a difference of 4% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Care Assistant based on all salary survey responses is: £14,000

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Care Assistant is £7.64.

Assorted Care Assistant Salary Information

£15,600Yorkshire and North East17-May-17
£18,520South East21-December-16
£15,000South East15-September-15
£12,402North West6-March-14
£15,000Yorkshire and North East18-November-13
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Care Assistant salary data

Care Assistant Salary By UK Region

£17,484South West
£13,194North West
£32,376Yorkshire and North East
£13,000Northern Ireland
£19,250South East
£15,000East of England

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Care Assistant, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £11,455 for a worker in their 20s, £14,968 (30s), £17,717 (40s) and £17,717 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Care Assistant is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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