Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is $13.65
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)s?
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 $12.27 based on 203 salaries. An early career Patient Care Assistant (PCA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.92 based on …Read more
What Do Patient Care Assistant (PCA)s Do?
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.
They often communicate with patients often so that they …Read more