Over 3 million caregivers work in the US,1 but even the best-paying states pay caregivers about 35% to 43% less than the average salaries in those states.
Caregivers, health aid, or personal care workers often work as independent contractors or for small businesses that connect them to clients. To help caregivers find the best places to work, we’ve mapped out which states pay caregivers the best.
As part of our ongoing top salaries series, we compare the average salary of caregivers in each state against the overall average salary in their state.
We also found out how many hours caregivers would have to work to afford one-bedroom rent in each state.