Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salary (Australia)

A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of AU$19.52 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 10 years' experience.
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Total Pay (?
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AU$17,893 - AU$50,893
(Median)
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35K
51K
MEDIAN: AU$37,730
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90%
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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Total Pay (?
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AU$16.87 - AU$22.62
(Median)
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MEDIAN: AU$19.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$17KAU$34KAU$51K
Salary
AU$17,893 - AU$50,893  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$99.87  
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$35,144 - AU$48,437  
PayScale
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$13AU$26AU$39
Hourly Rate
AU$16.87 - AU$22.62  
   
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$36.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$26KAU$52KAU$78K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$99.87  
   
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).
)
AU$35,144 - AU$48,437  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 560
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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Perth
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Toowoomba
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Geelong
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Adelaide
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Gold Coast
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Sydney
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National Average
AU$41,000
Brisbane
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Bendigo
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Hobart
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Ballarat
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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Reviews

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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Late-Career
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National Average
AU$41,000

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Long Term Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Elder Care
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National Average
AU$41,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 57 votes.
Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 5% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 94%
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