AU$45,302
Avg. Salary
AU$22.41
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is AU$22.41 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is AU$45,302 per year.

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MEDIAN AU$45,302
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Salary AU$38,040 - AU$59,831
Bonus AU$0.51 - AU$1,957
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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AU$41,359 - AU$54,146
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
Hourly Data AU$0AU$42
Hourly Rate AU$19.92 - AU$25.80
Hourly Tips AU$0.05
Overtime AU$3.09 - AU$42.52
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
Bonus AU$0.51 - AU$1,957
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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AU$41,359 - AU$54,146
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,290

Job Description for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

A personal care assistant (PCA) assists a disabled or chronically ill person with activities of daily living, such as dressing, preparing meals, conducting routine housekeeping, and maintaining the client's personal hygiene. Personal care assistants could be independently contracted by an individual, or they may work for an organization that provides care to many clients.

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Pay By Employer

$0$42K

Venture Forthe
13 profiles
$20,365

$20,154

Self-Employed
10 profiles
$30,863

Country Meadows
10 profiles
$24,251

$22,707

Right at Home
6 profiles
$19,760

Common Career Paths for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)


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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 459 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 167 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Assistant (PCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 210 salaries. A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$47,000 based on 30 salaries.

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National Average: AU$46,671

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA)?

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in jindalee:
"Good but hard work."
Pros: Meeting new people
Cons: Management

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Inglewood:
"Working as pc trainee."
Pros: The elderly people.
Cons: Nothing.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Albany:
"Aged care."
Pros: Friendships, learning lufe kessons from residents. Having a fun happy work place. Family friendly hours, flexibility of shifts.
Cons: Stress, low pay, crappy equipment, siace to eork in grumpy redidents.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in shepparton:
"Poop."
Pros: I like cleaning poop & havin people abuse me & assault me.
Cons:

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Caloundra:
"Working In Aged Care."
Pros: I love working on the afternoon shift as I find most of the afternoon staff are extremely friendly and work hard, we work well together with little complications, I love seeing the reactions of residents when I offer them a cuddle, or do little things for them like a hand massage, cut, file or paint their nails or just brush their hair the way they like it. Our boss is a fair boss and she tends to care about residents and her staff members, which is a great thing and makes it a great place to work at!
Cons: I don't enjoy working the morning shift for the reason that there is a lot of competition amongst staff members on the morning shift, they tend to make you feel incapable, and like to point out little things you might of forgot to do, there is too many people talking over each other, Because of the tension that is going on with staff the residents suffer because of it. And they feel as if it is their fault! I would like more time to be able to give residents more one on one attention to do things like massages, paint nails and other personal care things and to listen to their life stories, but because we have so many residents and limited staff (which isn't the establishments fault as it would be too costly for them to hire more staff so we can give each resident more of our time, and it would make residents weekly costs too high for them)

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Melbourne:
They are getting rid of good long term employees for cheap casuals from Papua New Guniea through a govt subsides scheme; HR spend excessively on own offices and perks whilst sacking staff needed at aged care and making remaining staff work for two people yet paid for one. HR knows they do not have to advertise for casuals and do not train the properly so if they mess up they get sacked and replaced quickly. Bullying is massive and the greatest bullies are in HR, so it stinks from the head.

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Key Stats for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

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National Average
AU$47,000

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Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries



National Average
AU$47,000

Elder Care
▼4%

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Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%