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Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is $10.07 per hour. A skill in CPR is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salary (?
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$14,669 - $40,089
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MEDIAN: $24,167
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Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salary (?
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$7.87 - $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,669 - $40,089  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $295.90  
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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$16,462 - $30,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $14.00  
   
Overtime
$0.33 - $18.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $295.90  
   
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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$16,462 - $30,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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Job Description for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

People who are ill or otherwise impaired sometimes need a personal care attendant (PCA) to assist them. Nursing homes sometimes employ PCAs, as do visiting nurse associations. Sometimes PCAs are privately hired by a family member. This is often the case when an adult child is concerned about his or her elderly parent. A PCA can be hired to assist the senior in the home on a part or full-time basis.
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Personal Care Attendant (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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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

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

Pay Difference By Location

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up arrow 11%
Minneapolis
up arrow 7%
National Average
$21,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

CPR
up arrow 15%
National Average
$21,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 77%