$21,579
Avg. Salary
$10.67
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$275

Bonus

$2,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is $10.67 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is $21,579 per year.

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$8.28
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$10.67
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$14.96
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$13k
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$37k
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MEDIAN $21,579
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$0$36K
Salary $13,099 - $36,655
Bonus $10.21 - $2,416
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$17,123 - $31,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 130
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.28 - $14.96
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $4.93
Overtime $9.09 - $21.26
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $10.21 - $2,416
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$17,123 - $31,731
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,838

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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Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)


Venture Forthe, Accurate Home Care, Country Meadows, Right at Home, and Self-Employed are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Personal Care Assistants. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Self-Employed offers the most; Personal Care Assistants earn $31K on average there.

Common Career Paths for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)


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Personal Care Assistants may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $56K annually. A Certified Nurse Assistant role is the most common promotion for Personal Care Assistants moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $23K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Personal Care Assistants is a Personal Care Attendant position, where earnings are usually $21K.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)


Survey results imply that Personal Care Assistants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in CPR, Home Care, Disability Support, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 14 percent. Those listing cooking as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Kitchen/Bath and Home Health/Home Care also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Elder Care are, more often than not, also skilled in Cleaning.

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 $21,000 based on 890 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 $22,000 based on 366 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 $23,000 based on 231 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 $25,000 based on 109 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

29%

16%

-2%

-13%

-17%

National Average: $22,546

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

Worcester offers some of the highest pay in the country for Personal Care Assistants, 31 percent above the national average. Personal Care Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Cincinnati (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+21 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). Personal Care Assistants in Oklahoma City earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Norfolk and Buffalo earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Advice

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

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Columbia:
"That they payed for travel."
Have plenty of patients, be honest ,on time.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Phoenix:
Pros: I love what I do I love the science and human body.
Cons: How sad it can be.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Macon:
"I love working with my clients."
Pros: Helping the client taking them out in the community and making such they get the proper care.
Cons: Pay rate no benefits or insurance no paid vacation or holidays.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Granbury:
"My Passion."
Pros: I love knowing that I am making a difference in my client's lives. They need me, and I've come to realize that I need them too. They have had so much of an impact on my life.
Cons: Not everyone I work with/for loves this job as much as I do.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Killeen:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Helping someone know that there not a burden and that they still has something to contribute to society.
Cons: When clients are experiencing a fair amount of pain or when they've seemed to have given upon life.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Queensland:
Pros: Working with family who have special needs.
Cons: No paid time off, weekend work, night shifts.

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Danville:
"I Love Helping."
Pros: What I like most is that I get the chance to help to someone who can't help their self.
Cons: The bad is that I don't get paid vacation and I don't get medical or 401k and I only get paid $7.85 hr when I should get at least $13.00 hr.

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Key Stats for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 415 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

▲9%

▲3%

National Average
$23,000

▼1%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Salaries

CPR
▲13%

Home Care
▲12%

Disability Support
▲10%

Wound Care
▲5%

Food Preparation
▲2%

National Average
$23,000



▼6%

▼6%

Hospice Care
▼6%

Kitchen/Bath
▼12%

cooking
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 415 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 75%