Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salary

The average wage for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is $11.98 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are CNA, Ekg, Phlebotomy, and Long Term Care. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,186 - $40,616
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$27K
$41K
MEDIAN: $27,197
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$9.13 - $16.44
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$0$40K
Salary $18,186 - $40,616
Bonus $47.93 - $2,238
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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$19,044 - $35,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.13 - $16.44
Hourly Tips $0.40
Overtime $6.94 - $25.47
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $47.93 - $2,238
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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$19,044 - $35,843
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,274

Job Description for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Patient care aides work with patients under the direct supervision of health care professionals, such as doctors or nurses. They help patients with tasks such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They also assist with taking patients' temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. Additionally, they assist with preparing and administering medications, collecting specimens for lab tests, monitoring patients, and recording treatment.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)


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Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Popular Skills for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Pay by Experience for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 834 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient 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 $27,000 based on 290 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Assistant (PCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 208 salaries. A Patient 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 $32,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,548

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Key Stats for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

▲26%

▲17%

▲6%

National Average
$26,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

CNA
▲26%

Ekg
▲14%

▲12%

Long Term Care
▲10%

▲6%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲6%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
▲4%

Pediatrics
▲3%

Critical Care
▲2%

Cardiology
▼0%

National Average
$26,000

Elder Care
▼2%

Telemetry
▼3%

Home Health/Home Care
▼3%

Customer Service
▼3%

Cleaning
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 38%