A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of AU$21.51 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$35,635 - AU$60,051
AU$36K
AU$43K
AU$60K
MEDIAN: AU$42,984
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AU$19.40 - AU$25.03
AU$19
AU$22
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$21.73
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$21KAU$42KAU$63K
Salary
AU$35,635 - AU$60,051  
   
Bonus
AU$7.00  
Total Pay (?
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AU$40,189 - AU$52,554  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$15AU$30AU$45
Hourly Rate
AU$19.40 - AU$25.03  
   
Hourly Tips
AU$0.05  
Overtime
AU$3.09 - AU$44.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$30KAU$60KAU$90K
Bonus
AU$7.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$40,189 - AU$52,554  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 564

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 393 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 131 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Assistant (PCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 77 salaries. A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 14 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$45,277

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA)?

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Caloundra:
"Working In Aged Care."
Pros: I love working on the afternoon shift as I find most of the afternoon staff are extremely friendly and work hard, we work well together with little complications, I love seeing the reactions of residents when I offer them a cuddle, or do little things for them like a hand massage, cut, file or paint their nails or just brush their hair the way they like it. Our boss is a fair boss and she tends to care about residents and her staff members, which is a great thing and makes it a great place to work at!
Cons: I don't enjoy working the morning shift for the reason that there is a lot of competition amongst staff members on the morning shift, they tend to make you feel incapable, and like to point out little things you might of forgot to do, there is too many people talking over each other, Because of the tension that is going on with staff the residents suffer because of it. And they feel as if it is their fault! I would like more time to be able to give residents more one on one attention to do things like massages, paint nails and other personal care things and to listen to their life stories, but because we have so many residents and limited staff (which isn't the establishments fault as it would be too costly for them to hire more staff so we can give each resident more of our time, and it would make residents weekly costs too high for them)

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Key Stats for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

▲3%

Late-Career
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$45,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Disability Support
▲7%

National Average
AU$45,000

Elder Care
▼1%

aged care
▼5%

Home Health/Home Care
▼7%

personal Care
▼8%

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 94%
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