Personal Care Provider Salary

Personal Care Providers in the United States take home approximately $10.06 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $8.06 per hour on the low end to $15.43 on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Personal Care Providers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Just under a fifth receive medical and dental insurance and around an eighth get vision plans. The vast majority (82 percent) of Personal Care Providers who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,208 - $34,817
(Median)
$12K
$20K
$35K
MEDIAN: $20,014
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$8.06 - $15.43
(Median)
$8
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,208 - $34,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$16,580 - $33,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $15.43  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$10.56 - $24.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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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$16,580 - $33,405  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Personal Care Provider

  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Provider

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


Personal Care Providers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $20K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $24K. Personal Care Providers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $25K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $26K.

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Experience Affects Personal Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
medical benefits
Vision: 12%
dental benefits
None: 77%
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