Personal Care Provider Salary

The average Personal Care Provider in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.13 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.03 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.63. Women make up the vast majority of Personal Care Providers (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Personal Care Providers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Approximately one in five get medical and dental insurance, and nearly one-seventh get vision plans, too. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$16,371 - $35,103

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$8.03 - $15.63

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$16,371 - $35,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.89  
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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$16,708 - $34,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $15.63  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $24.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $498.89  
   
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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$16,708 - $34,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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 Personal Care Providers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $21K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $24K. On average, Personal Care Providers make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $27K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Personal Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 15% employee benefits None: 75%
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