Entry-Level Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is $11.35 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are CNA, Home Health/Home Care, and Phlebotomy.

$17,199 - $40,326
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$26K
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MEDIAN: $26,015
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$8.81 - $14.89
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MEDIAN: $11.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$17,199 - $40,326  
   
Bonus
$196.53  
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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$18,353 - $31,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.81 - $14.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$6.01 - $23.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$196.53  
   
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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$18,353 - $31,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 798

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National Average: $23,902

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Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in Phoenix:
"Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy to do."
Go in with a smile always be prepared to learn new things.

Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in New York:
"Gaining more knowledge."
Do not be afraid of any questions that is tricky, learn as much as you can and, most of all knowledge is a self motivation to you more then money , with out any self discipline or foundation you could get side track . Your responsibilities is to focus on a goal that would make you or shape you to help others and to be happy and proud of what you have accomplish in this new career path.

Key Stats for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
9%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

CNA
▲35%

Home Health/Home Care
▲18%

▲11%

Ekg
▲10%

Critical Care
▲9%

▲5%

Customer Service
▲4%

National Average
$24,000

Elder Care
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 41%