The average wage for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is £7.44 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

£8,386 - £21,936
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£22K
MEDIAN: £14,084
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90%
£6.87 - £9.55
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MEDIAN: £7.73
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£0£21K
Salary £8,386 - £21,936
Bonus £0.00 - £511
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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£12,687 - £20,689
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 173
Hourly Data £0£11
Hourly Rate £6.87 - £9.55
Hourly Tips £0.63
Overtime £0.99 - £11.59
Annual Data £0£20K
Bonus £0.00 - £511
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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£12,687 - £20,689
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 636

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.

Common Career Paths for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)


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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

National Average: £15,904

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 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 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
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

National Average
₤16,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Experienced
▼3%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

National Average
₤16,000

Elder Care
▼3%

Long Term Care
▼4%

Home Health/Home Care
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 94%