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Personal Care Worker Salary

A Personal Care Worker earns an average wage of $9.19 per hour.

$7.97 - $14.86
(Median)
$8
$9
$15
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $14.86  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $133.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $715  
   
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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$16,815 - $31,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

  • 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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Experience Affects Personal Care Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$19,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 18%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 71%
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