The average wage for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is £7.44 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

£9,662 - £20,584
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MEDIAN: £14,209
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£6.80 - £9.33
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MEDIAN: £7.47
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
£9,662 - £20,584  
   
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£13,108 - £20,138  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
£6.80 - £9.33  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.63  
Overtime
£3.02 - £11.74  
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£13,108 - £20,138  
   
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 327

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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 $15,000 based on 223 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 $16,000 based on 86 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 $15,000 based on 62 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 $17,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,435

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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 Hull:
"I love it been able to help."
Pros: Helping others, been there for them when they ain't got no one else and making them smile laugh and trying to make them feel happy, giving them dignity,
Cons: Trying not to get to attached to the service user, and the travelling.

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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Key Stats for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲1%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
₤15,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Elder Care
▼0%

National Average
₤15,000

Long Term Care
▼1%

Home Health/Home Care
▼10%

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%
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