Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

The average wage for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is $11.97 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are CNA, Ekg, Long Term Care, and Phlebotomy. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$17,897 - $40,928
$18K
$28K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,296
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$9.11 - $16.08
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MEDIAN: $11.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,897 - $40,928  
   
Bonus
$47.67 - $2,253  
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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$19,014 - $34,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $16.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.53  
Overtime
$5.99 - $22.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$47.67 - $2,253  
   
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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$19,014 - $34,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,206

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,196

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Key Stats for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

▲25%

▲19%

▲7%

National Average
$25,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

CNA
▲28%

Ekg
▲14%

▲12%

Long Term Care
▲12%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲8%

▲7%

Pediatrics
▲6%

Home Health/Home Care
▲5%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
▲5%

Critical Care
▲3%

Cardiology
▲1%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

▼1%

Telemetry
▼2%

Cleaning
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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