Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

The average wage for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is $11.84 per hour. A skill in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$17,960 - $40,837
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,749
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$9.02 - $15.45
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$9
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,960 - $40,837  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.53  
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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$18,831 - $33,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.02 - $15.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$1.85 - $21.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $488.53  
   
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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$18,831 - $33,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,192
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Job Description for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Patient care aides work with patients under the direct supervision of health care professionals, such as doctors or nurses. They help patients with tasks such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They also assist with taking patients' temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. Additionally, they assist with preparing and administering medications, collecting specimens for lab tests, monitoring patients, and recording treatment.

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Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Tasks

  • Assist patients with daily activities including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, changing linens, and taking medication.
  • Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $24,954

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Experience Affects Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 12%


Ekg
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Critical Care
up arrow 6%

Long Term Care
up arrow 6%

Elder Care
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

National Average
$25,000

Telemetry
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

CNA
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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