Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of AU$20.05 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. A skill in Disability Support is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$24,511 - AU$50,222
(Median)
AU$25K
AU$40K
AU$50K
MEDIAN: AU$39,939
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AU$17.53 - AU$23.16
(Median)
AU$18
AU$20
AU$23
MEDIAN: AU$20
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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$24,511 - AU$50,222  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$97.66  
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$36,469 - AU$49,350  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$14AU$28AU$42
Hourly Rate
AU$17.53 - AU$23.16  
   
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$39.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$28KAU$56KAU$84K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$97.66  
   
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$36,469 - AU$49,350  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 924
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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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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
AU$42,000


Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Disability Support
up arrow 16%

Home Health/Home Care
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Elder Care
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National Average
AU$42,000

aged care
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personal Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 6% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 93%
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