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Average Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$23.27
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AU$45
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The average hourly pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Australia is AU$23.27.
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A$20.77
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A$23.27
90%
A$26.92
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AU$21 - AU$27
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AU$2 - AU$4,000
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AU$43,140 - AU$56,203
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What Do Personal Care Assistant (PCA)s Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

The top respondents for the job title Personal Care Assistant (PCA) are from the companies Bluecare, Bupa Australia and Regis Group. Reported salaries are highest at Oz Care where the average pay is AU$24.23. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baptcare and Regis Group, earning around AU$24.21 and AU$23.47, respectively. Bupa Australia pays the lowest at around AU$22.43. Blue Care Network and Australian Unity also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$22.79 and AU$23.05, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)s?

Skills in Elder Care, Assisted Living, Home Health/Home Care, Palliative Care and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)s?

An entry-level Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$23.02 based on 126 salaries. An early career Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.21 based on 886 salaries. A mid-career Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.40 based on 345 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.32 based on 231 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$24.
Employees with Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 3.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (1.5% more) and Geelong, Victoria (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (1.5% less), Brisbane, Queensland (1.0% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,648 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.6%
Early Career
53.8%
Mid Career
20.9%
Experienced
14.0%
Late Career
3.6%

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