How much do care workers and assistants in Glasgow get paid?

Care workers and assistants in Glasgow earn

£9.56–12.76 per hour

Based on 62 employee reviews

Care worker or assistant salaries can range between £9.56–12.76 per hour in the Glasgow area. This data is based on quiz results from 62 employees who live in and around Glasgow.

What do top employers pay care workers and assistants?

Who are the top care worker or assistant employers?

  1. Midlothian Council
  2. West Dunbartonshire Council
  3. South Lanarkshire Council

Who are the worst care worker or assistant employers?

  1. Human Support Group
  2. Constance Care
  3. Prestwick Care

What contracts are people on?

21% report having zero hours contracts.
6% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
44% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
29% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 52 employees

How are people paid?

by the hour
an annual salary

Based on 62 employees

What do care workers and assistants do?

Care workers have the job of supporting and looking after vulnerable people. This includes children, the elderly and adults with disabilities.

They can work in private care homes or in patients’ homes. Sometimes care workers need to stay overnight.

Other names for care workers are:

  • Direct care workers
  • Carers
  • Care assistants
  • Healthcare assistants (HCAs)
  • Support workers
  • Personal carers/ assistants
  • Shared lives workers

This type of job involves day-to-day support for patients. This can include:

  • Helping with washing, getting dressed and going to the bathroom
  • Preparing food and helping with eating
  • Household cleaning, laundry and shopping
  • Keeping patients company and getting involved with activities
  • Making sure patients are taking any medication

This is a physical job, and you may be on your feet a lot.

You may have to work night shifts, on weekends and bank holidays.

Some care worker jobs are entry level and can offer on-the-job training.

If you want to apply for a care worker job, you might need the following:

For more information about care workers, read our guide to the best care companies to work for.

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