Personal Care Worker Salary

The average rate for a Personal Care Worker is $10.38 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,800 - $32,000
$29K
MEDIAN: $28,904
50%

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$8.66 - $14.68
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10.37
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$28,904  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,308 - $34,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.66 - $14.68  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $27.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Total Pay (?
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$17,308 - $34,078  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Personal Care Worker

Personal care workers provide services to clients that follow these clients' care plans. They are responsible for reporting changes in clients’ mental, physical, and cognitive conditions. Additionally, they provide everyday assistance in areas such as meal preparation, housekeeping, grocery shopping, medication schedules, and going with their clients to their doctor’s appointments. Clients may also need help with personal care tasks such as dressing, bathing, grooming, and completing other related care.

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Personal Care Worker Tasks

  • 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 Worker

Pay by Experience for a Personal Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Care Worker 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 30 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 24 salaries. A Personal Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Personal Care Worker

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Personal Care Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 22%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 73%
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