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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of $10.10 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Home Care and Disability Support. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,210 - $42,574
(Median)
$19K
$25K
$43K
MEDIAN: $24,544
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$7.88 - $14.40
(Median)
$7
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,210 - $42,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $290.87  
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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$16,546 - $30,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $14.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $290.87  
   
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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$16,546 - $30,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 934

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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.

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Reviews

What is it like working as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA)?

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Granbury:
"My Passion."
Pros: I love knowing that I am making a difference in my client's lives. They need me, and I've come to realize that I need them too. They have had so much of an impact on my life.
Cons: Not everyone I work with/for loves this job as much as I do.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Killeen:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping someone know that there not a burden and that they still has something to contribute to society.
Cons: When clients are experiencing a fair amount of pain or when they've seemed to have given upon life.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Danville:
"I Love Helping."
Pros: What I like most is that I get the chance to help to someone who can't help their self.
Cons: The bad is that I don't get paid vacation and I don't get medical or 401k and I only get paid $7.85 hr when I should get at least $13.00 hr.

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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Home Care
up arrow 19%

Disability Support
up arrow 17%

National Average
$21,000

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Cleaning
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 76%
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