Personal Care Provider Salary

Personal Care Providers in the United States pull down an average of $10.09 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Personal Care Providers are female. Less than one in ten receive medical and dental insurance and less than one-tenth get vision plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,000 - $37,592
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$20K
$38K
MEDIAN: $20,011
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$8.06 - $15.29
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MEDIAN: $10.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$12,000 - $37,592  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
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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$16,563 - $32,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $15.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$5.32 - $25.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
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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$16,563 - $32,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Personal Care Providers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $20K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $24K. Personal Care Providers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $25K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $27K on average.

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
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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