Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of $10.27 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Home Care, CPR, and Disability Support. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$13,631 - $41,748
$14K
$20K
$42K
MEDIAN: $19,834
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50%
90%

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$8.14 - $14.60
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$15
MEDIAN: $10.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,631 - $41,748  
   
Bonus
$45.96 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$755  
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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$16,850 - $30,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $14.60  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.95  
Overtime
$5.70 - $19.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$45.96 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$755  
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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$16,850 - $30,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311

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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

  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Train family members to provide bedside care.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings.
  • 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.

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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

National Average: $21,583

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Reviews

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

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Nashville:
"I love it, it's the best jobs I've ever had."
Pros: I like that the staff is very kind, respect and understanding. And if a problem comes up it is handled the right way.
Cons: The hourly pay.stress.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Macon:
"I love working with my clients."
Pros: Helping the client taking them out in the community and making such they get the proper care.
Cons: Pay rate no benefits or insurance no paid vacation or holidays.

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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Key Stats for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$22,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Home Care
▲17%

CPR
▲16%

Disability Support
▲15%

Food Preparation
▲7%

Wound Care
▲6%

National Average
$22,000


Hospice Care
▼1%


▼2%

▼2%

Kitchen/Bath
▼6%

cooking
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 75%
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