Personal Care Provider Salary

The average Personal Care Provider in the United States earns approximately $10.13 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.01 per hour to $15.69. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to close to a fifth, and nearly one-seventh earn vision coverage. Women account for the majority of Personal Care Providers who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Personal Care Providers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$10,800 - $34,855
(Median)
$11K
$19K
$35K
MEDIAN: $19,404
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90%

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$8.01 - $15.69
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$10,800 - $34,855  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.51  
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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$16,286 - $34,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.01 - $15.69  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $24.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $495.51  
   
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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$16,286 - $34,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $21K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $25K. On average, Personal Care Providers make $24K following one to two decades on the job. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $27K on average.

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Experience Affects Personal Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 76%
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