Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salary (United States)

A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of $10.09 per hour. A skill in Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Total Pay (?
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$20,108 - $42,894
(Median)
20K
39K
43K
MEDIAN: $24,137
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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Total Pay (?
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$7.84 - $14.63
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,108 - $42,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.50  
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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$16,535 - $31,215  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 644
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.84 - $14.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $300.50  
   
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).
)
$16,535 - $31,215  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 644
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Job Description for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

A personal care assistant (PCA) assists a disabled or chronically ill person with activities of daily living, such as dressing, preparing meals, conducting routine housekeeping, and maintaining the client's personal hygiene. Personal care assistants could be independently contracted by an individual, or they may work for an organization that provides care to many clients.
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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Tasks
  • Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services.
  • Instruct, advise and perform housekeeping duties and running errands.
  • Prepare and maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Train family members to provide bedside care.

Common Career Paths for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
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Lancaster
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St. Paul
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$21,000
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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Home Care
up arrow 19%
Home Health/Home Care
0%
National Average
$21,000
Elder Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 75%
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