Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

The average wage for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is £6.99 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£9,358 - £20,363
(Median)
£9K
£12K
£20K
MEDIAN: £11,630
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£6.20 - £9.66
(Median)
£6
£7
£9
MEDIAN: £6.00
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£7K£14K£21K
Salary
£9,358 - £20,363  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £49.49  
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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£11,364 - £20,238  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£5£10£15
Hourly Rate
£6.20 - £9.66  
   
Overtime
£0.00 - £12.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£10K£20K£30K
Bonus
£0.00 - £49.49  
   
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).
)
£11,364 - £20,238  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Solihull:
"Be prepared to work very long hours."
The work can be challenging especially when your client is unwell or resents having to have you there to help them. Patience and a good sense of humour helps at all times, as well as the ability to adapt to changing situations. The work is at it's best, very rewarding and it is possible to gain a great deal of satisfaction from knowing you have helped a person to maintain their dignity and independence. Treat others as you would like to be treated and you won't go far wrong.

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

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Telford:
"Unsociable Hours."
Pros: Helping people to get better and return back to their own homes.
Cons: The pay does not fit the job, 10 hour night shifts for the same pay as day hours. The pay is the same across all shifts.

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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
₤14,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 7%

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

National Average
₤14,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 95%
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