Personal Care Provider Salary

For Personal Care Providers, hourly average wages total $10.06 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.06 per hour on the low end to $15.43 on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a little less than one-fifth, and nearly one in eight earn vision coverage. Women account for the majority of Personal Care Providers who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Personal Care Providers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,208 - $34,817
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MEDIAN: $20,014
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$8.06 - $15.43
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $20K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $24K. Personal Care Providers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $25K. Personal Care Providers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $26K.

Personal Care Provider Reviews

What is it like working as a Personal Care Provider?

Personal Care Provider in Denver:
Pros: Make my own hours. Not in the office all day. Most of I like helping the elderly and their families.
Cons: . Can get a bit boring. Or maybe sad because you see a person you take care of get older. Not very good pay. Driving alot.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Personal Care Provider in Salem:
"What to know about the personal care field."
This is hard work. It requires patience and understanding of a person in medical need. You must be able to take orders, cooperate, and be available at all hours. You will have to tolerate a person who make have mood changes. They will have medical problems and sometimes be completely dependent on you. It can be highly stressful at times. You may need to be physically strong.

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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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