Personal Care Provider Salary

The average Personal Care Provider in the United States earns approximately $10.22 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Personal Care Providers who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Less than one-tenth enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and less than two percent get vision benefits. The majority of Personal Care Providers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$11,920 - $45,397
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MEDIAN: $22,000
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$8.16 - $15.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$11,920 - $45,397  
   
Bonus
$494.35  
Total Pay (?
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$16,680 - $33,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $15.30  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$5.32 - $25.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$494.35  
   
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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$16,680 - $33,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Personal Care Provider

  • 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.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Provider

Pay by Experience for a Personal Care Provider has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Care Provider with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $20,000 based on 59 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Care Provider with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Provider which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 32 salaries. A Personal Care Provider with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 12 salaries.

Personal Care Provider Reviews

Q: 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.

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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Key Stats for Personal Care Provider

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 88%
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