The average pay for a Personal Care Worker in Adelaide, South Australia is AU$21.72 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

AU$18.62 - AU$25.40
AU$19
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.63
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$25
Hourly Rate AU$18.62 - AU$25.40
Overtime AU$24.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
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$38,566 - AU$52,786
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

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.

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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 AU$42,000 based on 62 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 AU$43,000 based on 26 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 AU$40,000 based on 6 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 AU$49,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Personal Care Worker

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Personal Care Worker Salaries

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
AU$43,000

▼1%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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