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How much do carers in London get paid?

Carers in London earn

£8.48–12.00 per hour

Based on 147 employee reviews

Carer salaries can range between £8.48–12.00 per hour in the London area. This data is based on survey results from 147 employees who live in an around London.

What do top employers pay carers?

Recent carer vacancies in London

  1. Live in Carer at Bluebird Care posted yesterday
  2. Carer - Croydon at Bupa posted 4 days ago
  3. Home Care - Live-in carer at Home Instead posted 14 days ago
  4. Senior Carer at Home Instead posted 5 days ago
  5. Live In Carer at Helping Hands posted 18 days ago
  6. Live In Carer at Helping Hands posted 18 days ago
See all carer vacancies in the London area

What contracts are people on?

37% report having zero hours contracts
4% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
34% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
25% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 121 employees

How are people paid?

84%
by the hour
16%
an annual salary

Based on 148 employees

What do carers employees 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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