Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in Houston, Texas Salary

Median pay for Houston Patient Care Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $13.68 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Patient Care Assistants in Houston, Texas report high levels of job satisfaction. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Patient Care Assistants in Houston are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11.41 - $17.04
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MEDIAN: $13.68
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$11.41 - $17.04  
   
Overtime
$2.04 - $21.87  
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Bonus
$200.00  
   
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$23,732 - $36,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Pay by Experience for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Assistant (PCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 20 salaries. A Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$29,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

▲7%

▲6%

Elder Care
▲1%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 17%
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