$23,418
Avg. Salary
$10.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$890

Bonus

$7.50

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is $10.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is $23,418 per year.

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$8.09
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$14.92
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$48k
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MEDIAN $23,418
$12,164 - $47,674
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$0$47K
Salary $12,164 - $47,674
Bonus $50.34 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $7.50
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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$16,803 - $32,032
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.09 - $14.92
Hourly Tips $0.80
Overtime $8.81 - $23.84
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $50.34 - $5,960
Profit Sharing $7.50
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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$16,803 - $32,032
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,056

Job Description for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Personal care attendants are responsible for providing care to the sick and injured of any age, from children with disabilities to the elderly. This position requires professionalism and compassion at all times. Some duties include checking the patient’s vital signs, helping the patient with personal hygiene, dressing the patient, feeding the patient, and taking the patient to appointments. Basic housekeeping is also necessary in order to provide a safe, clean environment. In day to day activities, personal care attendants will normally work alone, but they will report to a registered nurse.

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Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Pay By Employer

$0$22K

$17,156

$19,760

Common Career Paths for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)


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There are some Personal Care Attendants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Emergency Room Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $61K annually. Personal Care Attendants moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Certified Nurse Assistants or Registered Nurses. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $35K higher, respectively.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Care Attendant (PCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 395 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Care Attendant (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 195 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Attendant (PCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 126 salaries. A Personal Care Attendant (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 45 salaries.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Reviews

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

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in Killeen:
Pros: Helping people with chronic illness live a better life.
Cons: Pay rates are not very good for what you do.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in Kalispell:
"Demanding."
Pros: I enjoy being able to help people do things most do on their own. To make their lives a little more normal.
Cons: Physically demanding. Emotionally demanding. Keeps me there late at night. Puts me in a place where its up to me to keep them safe and even saving their lives on occasion.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in Los Angeles:
"How many task we were expected to do on a daily basis."
Expect to be under paid and over worked.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in New Hope:
"On the job education."
Learn more about what they offer and how fair they are willing to go to help you better with your with education and if they have a 401 k and a good work mans comp agency and not be looked you because of your age I have 38 years in the field and I am also a Medical Assistant.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in Buffalo:
Well, to start with make sure this is the field you are passionate about, because it can become quite challenging but on the flip side it has many rewards. I am not referring to monetary value, but the fact you are making the difference in the lives of our clients. You are part of an caring and devoted team dedicated to the care and well-being of the clients you are caring for. Keep in mind that someday you will become old, possibly fragile. Treat your clients as though they were your family members-mother, father, sister, brother, etc.... In turn you will reap the rewards professionally and personally. I would strongly recommend that you remember you are important to them even though they may or may not show it.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in Nacogdoches:
"Job duties."
Find out the job duties and stick by the list. If you don't you'll be caught up in multitasking for the same salary.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA) in Homer:
"There is no job security, anywhere."
Keep your options open, always. Continue training, learning, and getting education.

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Key Stats for Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

▲17%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$22,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Salaries

CPR
▲13%

Long Term Care
▲6%

Cleaning
▲2%

Home Care
▼0%

National Average
$22,000

Elder Care
▼1%


Assisted Living
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 79%