The average wage for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is £7.41 per hour. This job's wage does not change very much with experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

£9,610 - £22,136
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MEDIAN: £14,427
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£6.59 - £9.41
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MEDIAN: £7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
£9,610 - £22,136  
   
Total Pay (?
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£12,897 - £20,296  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
£6.59 - £9.41  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.63  
Overtime
£0.50 - £12.26  
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£12,897 - £20,296  
   
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
₤15,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

National Average
₤15,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 5%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 94%
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