£14,084
Avg. Salary
£7.80
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is £7.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is £14,084 per year.

$7
10%
$8
50%
$10
90%
MEDIAN $8
$8k
10%
$14k
50%
$22k
90%
MEDIAN $14,084
£8,311 - £21,839
£8K
£14K
£22K
MEDIAN: £14,084
10%
50%
90%
£6.91 - £9.56
£6
£7
£9
MEDIAN: £7.80
10%
50%
90%
£0£21K
Salary £8,311 - £21,839
Bonus £300
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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£12,909 - £20,577
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 177
Hourly Data £0£11
Hourly Rate £6.91 - £9.56
Hourly Tips £0.63
Overtime £6.13 - £11.67
Annual Data £0£20K
Bonus £300
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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£12,909 - £20,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 699

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.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Pay By Employer

$0$37K

Venture Forthe
13 profiles
$19,917

Country Meadows
10 profiles
$24,251

$22,027

Self-Employed
9 profiles
$30,717

$19,760

Right at Home
6 profiles
$19,760

Common Career Paths for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)


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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 223 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Assistant (PCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 62 salaries. A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤17,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

7%

National Average: £16,063

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA)?

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Cambridge:
"Hectic."
Pros: Fairly clean, lovely trees and open spaces, feel safe
Cons: Parking

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Milton Keynes:
"Good."
Pros: Variety of tasks.
Cons: Physically demanding.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Hull:
"I love it been able to help."
Pros: Helping others, been there for them when they ain't got no one else and making them smile laugh and trying to make them feel happy, giving them dignity,
Cons: Trying not to get to attached to the service user, and the travelling.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Worthing:
"Emotionally rewarding."
Pros: Work Flexibility. Teamwork. Management.
Cons: Stress Level. Literally nothing else.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Solihull:
"Be prepared to work very long hours."
The work can be challenging especially when your client is unwell or resents having to have you there to help them. Patience and a good sense of humour helps at all times, as well as the ability to adapt to changing situations. The work is at it's best, very rewarding and it is possible to gain a great deal of satisfaction from knowing you have helped a person to maintain their dignity and independence. Treat others as you would like to be treated and you won't go far wrong.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Telford:
"Unsociable Hours."
Pros: Helping people to get better and return back to their own homes.
Cons: The pay does not fit the job, 10 hour night shifts for the same pay as day hours. The pay is the same across all shifts.

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Key Stats for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
₤16,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Experienced
▼4%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

National Average
₤16,000

Elder Care
▼4%

Long Term Care
▼5%

Home Health/Home Care
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%