Personal Care Providers in the United States pull down an average of $10.02 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-eighth, and less than 10 percent earn vision coverage. Personal Care Providers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. The majority of Personal Care Providers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$11,920 - $28,187
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MEDIAN: $20,011
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$8.04 - $15.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,920 - $28,187  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
Total Pay (?
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$16,565 - $32,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $15.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$5.32 - $24.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,565 - $32,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.


For many Personal Care Providers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 see a median salary of $25K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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 25%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 84%
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