Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salary

Earnings for Personal Care Attendants in the United States come in at around $10.13 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Work is enjoyable for Personal Care Attendants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a fourth, and around one in eight earn dental coverage. Women make up the vast majority of Personal Care Attendants (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire.

$14,131 - $49,176
$14K
$25K
$49K
MEDIAN: $25,153
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$8.04 - $14.54
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MEDIAN: $10.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$14,131 - $49,176  
   
Bonus
$989  
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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$16,742 - $31,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $14.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.80  
Overtime
$6.88 - $18.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$989  
   
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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$16,742 - $31,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 643

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Job Description for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Personal care attendants are responsible for providing care to the sick and injured of any age, from children with disabilities to the elderly. This position requires professionalism and compassion at all times. Some duties include checking the patient’s vital signs, helping the patient with personal hygiene, dressing the patient, feeding the patient, and taking the patient to appointments. Basic housekeeping is also necessary in order to provide a safe, clean environment. In day to day activities, personal care attendants will normally work alone, but they will report to a registered nurse.

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Personal Care Attendant (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.

Common Career Paths for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)


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Personal Care Attendants sometimes assume positions such as Emergency Room Registered Nurses. That role pays $61K per year on average. Certified Nurse Assistants or Registered Nurses are common next-step roles for Personal Care Attendants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Certified Nurse Assistants is $2K higher on average, and it's $35K higher for Registered Nurses.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)


Salaries are easily beat at Girling Health Care, Inc., where median pay comes to just $17K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $16K and ending at $22K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Care Attendant (PCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 395 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Attendant (PCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 126 salaries. A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 45 salaries.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Reviews

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

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in Kalispell:
"Demanding."
Pros: I enjoy being able to help people do things most do on their own. To make their lives a little more normal.
Cons: Physically demanding. Emotionally demanding. Keeps me there late at night. Puts me in a place where its up to me to keep them safe and even saving their lives on occasion.

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Key Stats for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

▲19%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$21,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

CPR
▲14%

Long Term Care
▲7%

Cleaning
▲3%

Home Care
▲2%

Elder Care
▲1%

National Average
$21,000


Assisted Living
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 77%
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