An Entry-Level Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of AU$21.87 per hour.

AU$29,933 - AU$52,372
AU$30K
AU$42K
AU$52K
MEDIAN: AU$41,899
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.82 - AU$24.96
AU$19
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$21.14
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$52K
Salary AU$29,933 - AU$52,372
Bonus AU$6.00
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$39,074 - AU$52,347
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data AU$0AU$42
Hourly Rate AU$18.82 - AU$24.96
Hourly Tips AU$0.27
Overtime AU$3.06 - AU$42.91
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
Bonus AU$6.00
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$39,074 - AU$52,347
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 956

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) Tasks

  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Train family members to provide bedside care.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings.
  • Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services.
  • Instruct, advise and perform housekeeping duties and running errands.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,069

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
10%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries


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National Average
AU$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 91%