Average Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Hourly Pay in Ireland

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The average hourly pay for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in Ireland is €11.45.
MEDIAN €11.45
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Hourly Rate
€10 - €16
€0 - €75
Total Pay
€20,319 - €33,856

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Job Description for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Tasks
  • Provide basic patient care under the direction of a nursing staff.
  • Assist patients with daily activities including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility, changing linens, and taking medication.

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Popular Skills for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Skills in Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, Palliative Care and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

An entry-level Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €10.40 based on 6 salaries. An early career Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €10.91 based on 99 salaries. A mid-career Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €11.80 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €13.95 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €14.
Employees with Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in their job title in Cork, Cork earn an average of 13.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dublin, Dublin (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kilkenny, Kilkenny (11.4% less), Wicklow, Wicklow (11.2% less) and Limerick, Limerick (10.2% less).

Years of Experience

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