The average wage for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is $11.98 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Ekg, CNA, and Long Term Care. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,563 - $40,844
(Median)
$19K
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$41K
MEDIAN: $29,785
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$9.08 - $16.03
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,563 - $40,844  
   
Bonus
$48.48 - $2,439  
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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$18,998 - $34,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.08 - $16.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$4.22 - $21.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$48.48 - $2,439  
   
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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$18,998 - $34,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,199
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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

National Average: $25,242

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Experience Affects Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries




National Average
$25,000


Skills That Affect Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Ekg
up arrow 17%

CNA
up arrow 13%

Long Term Care
up arrow 12%


Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 9%


Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 5%

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

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
0%

National Average
$25,000

Telemetry
up arrow 2%

Cleaning
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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