The average rate for a Personal Care Worker is $10.15 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,800 - $32,000
(Median)
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $28,904
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$8.32 - $12.44
(Median)
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$10
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$28,904  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,092 - $32,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $12.44  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $27.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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$17,092 - $32,131  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Worker

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

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Experience Affects Personal Care Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 76%
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