The average rate for a Personal Care Worker is $9.36 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.
Personal Care Worker Total Pay (?
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$8.13 - $14.83
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $14.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
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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$17,151 - $31,957  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Personal Care Worker
  • 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.

Experience Affects Personal Care Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$20,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 16 votes.
Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 70%
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