Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salary

Personal Care Attendants in the United States can expect wages of $10.14 per hour on average. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the specific company are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Personal Care Attendants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Personal Care Attendants (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. One in five enjoy medical while close to one-eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a tenth. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$14,144 - $47,270
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MEDIAN: $23,712
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$8.02 - $14.67
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$0$47K
Salary $14,144 - $47,270
Bonus $740
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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$16,679 - $31,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $8.02 - $14.67
Hourly Tips $0.44
Overtime $6.64 - $18.81
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $740
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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$16,679 - $31,741
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 645

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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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There are some Personal Care Attendants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Emergency Room Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $61K annually. Personal Care Attendants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Certified Nurse Assistants or Registered Nurses. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $35K higher, respectively.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)


The lowest salaries can be found at Girling Health Care, Inc. — median pay is $17K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $16K and only reaching $22K.

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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

▲19%

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$21,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

CPR
▲14%

Long Term Care
▲7%

Cleaning
▲3%

Home Care
▲1%

Elder Care
▼0%

National Average
$21,000


Assisted Living
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 78%
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