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Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

The average wage for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is $11.68 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Ekg, Phlebotomy, and Customer Service. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$17,879 - $33,283
(Median)
$18K
$24K
$33K
MEDIAN: $24,334
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$8.94 - $15.16
(Median)
$8
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$17,879 - $33,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.71  
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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$18,628 - $32,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $15.16  
   
Overtime
$1.39 - $21.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $492.71  
   
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).
)
$18,628 - $32,103  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 906

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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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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

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Experience Affects Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 17%

Ekg
up arrow 14%


Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Long Term Care
up arrow 8%


Elder Care
up arrow 5%

Home Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$25,000

Telemetry
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 33%
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