The average hourly pay for a Health Care Assistant in United Kingdom is £7.78.
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Job Description for Health Care Assistant
Health care assistants are responsible for many tasks, including feeding, dressing, and washing patients, taking patients' vital signs, bed making, maintaining clinical stock items, and other methods of assisting patients. Health care assistants generally work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and elder care facilities; their environment can be fast-paced depending on the number of patients and available staff members. They generally work alongside nurses, doctors, therapists, and other…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Health Care Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Health Care Assistant are from the companies The National Health Service (NHS), Bupa International and Care UK Plc. Reported salaries are highest at Doctors Surgery where the average pay is £9.15. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The National Health Service (NHS), earning around £8.21. Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd pays the lowest at around £6.54. Bupa International also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £6.91.
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Skills in Health and Wellness, Phlebotomy and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Palliative Care and Elder Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Assistant
An entry-level Health Care Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.32 based on 89 salaries. An early career Health Care Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.61 based on 473 salaries. A mid-career Health Care Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.18 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Health Care Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.62 based on 177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £9.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Health Care Assistant in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 4.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (1.8% more) and Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Bristol, England: Bristol (5.8% less), Norwich, England: Norfolk (2.4% less) and Birmingham, England: West Midlands (2.4% less).
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