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.
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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.Read More...
Personal care workers are expected to remain professional at all times while interacting with client and their families, as well as follow all rules of their employers and any relevant laws. For example, they must follow HIPAA guidelines and confidentiality agreements to protect clients. Additionally, personal care workers must also be able to work varied hours depending on their clients' needs, and they must be able to travel to multiple clients' residence and care for a wide variety of patients, who may have disabilities and/or be chronically ill. At times, personal care workers are required to move, push, pull, and lift objects up to 100 pounds.
Requirements may vary for personal care workers. Generally, the completion of a state-approved personal care course, as well as a high school diploma or equivalent, is required or preferred. Excellent written and verbal skills are also needed to communicate with clients and their employer, as well as complete all necessary documentation. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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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