When someone with dementia needs help, they can get a lot of attention.
But the people caring for them don’t get that much attention, either.
A study by the nonprofit group Alzheimer’s and Dementia America found that the people working with dementia get paid a median of $9.85 an hour less than their non-dementia counterparts.
And the pay gap can be huge.
The average annual salary for caregivers for people living with dementia is $29,000.
But in the last five years, the median yearly salary for those working with people with Alzheimer’s has been $42,000, according to a study by American Enterprise Institute’s Tax Policy Center.
The study found that caregivers with dementia have a significantly lower median annual salary of $11,000 than their peers who are not caregivers.
They are also less likely to receive any type of benefits like healthcare, retirement, or unemployment benefits, which can lower the salaries of caregivers.
Researchers at the National Institute on Aging looked at data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2010-2016 and found that seniors living with a disability earned an average of $13,000 more annually than the general population, while those with no disabilities earned an annual average of only $6,000 less.
The disparity between the pay of caregivers and those who do not is even more pronounced for people in nursing homes, where the average annual pay of people living in such facilities was $24,000 in 2016.
The median annual pay for people who were living in nursing home facilities in 2016 was $21,500, according the Center for Retirement Research at George Washington University.
Researchers also found that people with cognitive disabilities and Alzheimer’s have been paid less than those with other disabilities.
For example, researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst found that while the average salary for people diagnosed with Alzheimer and dementia was $36,000 for a single worker, for someone with cognitive impairment, that salary was only $18,000 per worker.
The Paycheck Project analyzed federal data to determine how much workers are paid for caring, caring for, caring, and caring.
The group also found data from government agencies like the Social Security Administration and the Department of Labor, along with studies by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the National Science Foundation.
The organization found that for a caregiver working full-time with Alzheimer or dementia, the average pay was about $30,000 annually.
That’s less than half of the $75,000 paid by caregivers of those with similar ages who were also working full time, according in the report.
The Center for Workforce Research at the American Enterprise Institution also found in a study that those with Alzheimer-related disabilities and cognitive impairments have the lowest median annual income of $28,000 and the highest median annual earnings of $41,000 — and that those who were not working full or part time also had the lowest earnings.
The research also found a lack of wage parity for those with dementia and those without.
While caregivers of people with the mental disorder earned about $10,000 a year less than caregivers of non-Dementia individuals, the study found, people with other mental illnesses and dementia earned about half of what caregivers of the same age did.
The report found that those people who do get paid the highest wages for caring with dementia were women.
The average pay of those who did not have dementia earned $54,000 from the Census Bureau.
For those who had dementia, that pay was $38,000; those who didn’t have dementia, it was $39,000 compared to a median $29.10 for caregivers of other types of disability.
The highest pay for caregivers was for people of color.
The report found people of Hispanic and Asian ethnicity earned about 70 percent of the median pay for those without dementia, and people of nonwhite ethnicity earned an even higher average of almost $55,000 while those of Asian descent earned $33,000 according to the report, which was based on data from 2010 through 2016.
Researchers found that white people were paid the most in both nursing homes and home care.
The Center for Research on Labor and Employment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that workers of color had the highest average annual wages of $58,000 as compared to the average $41.10 average for caregivers.
For the lowest pay of the caregivers, it’s people of Native American descent, the report found.
The researchers found that Native Americans made $27,000 to $36.60 per hour less per year than white people.
Researchers have been trying to find ways to close the paygap for those who are living with Alzheimers and dementia, but experts say it is unlikely that the gap will be fully closed.
“There is still a huge amount of work to be done in addressing the pay equity issue, especially in nursing facilities and home health care,” said Nancy Koehler, associate director for research and policy at the Alzheimer’s