AU$21.49
Avg. Hourly Rate
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An Entry-Level Personal Care Assistant (PCA) earns an average wage of AU$21.87 per hour.

AU$30,639 - AU$55,453
AU$31K
AU$45K
AU$55K
MEDIAN: AU$45,000
10%
50%
90%
AU$19.23 - AU$25.24
AU$19
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$21.49
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$55K
Salary AU$30,639 - AU$55,453
Bonus AU$1.25
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$39,995 - AU$52,991
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data AU$0AU$42
Hourly Rate AU$19.23 - AU$25.24
Hourly Tips AU$0.27
Overtime AU$3.02 - AU$42.22
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
Bonus AU$1.25
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$39,995 - AU$52,991
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 931

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$44,813

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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
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
10%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries


National Average
AU$45,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 92%