The average wage for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is $10.02 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Total Pay (?
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$20,060 - $43,074
(Median)
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39K
43K
MEDIAN: $24,241
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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Total Pay (?
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$7.78 - $14.37
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,060 - $43,074  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $298.49  
Total Pay (?
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$16,434 - $30,911  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$7.78 - $14.37  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $17.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $298.49  
   
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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$16,434 - $30,911  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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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.
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
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National Average
$21,000
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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$21,000

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
$21,000
Elder Care
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Assisted Living
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Cleaning
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Long Term Care
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 93 votes.
Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
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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