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Care worker pay rose last year

Care workers make up around 895,000 of the 1.67 million jobs in the social care sector.

Average care worker pay in the independent sector in 2020/21 was £9.29 an hour, an increase of 5.7% in real terms year on year, while care workers employed by local authorities earned on average £10.77 an hour.

Senior care workers earned £10.00 an hour. By comparison, a registered manager received £16.47 and a registered nurse £17.48.

Source: Social Care 360 – The Kings Fund


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