Patient Care Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$26,000
$11,000
$26,000
$59,000
Patient Care Assistants in the United States make an average salary of $26,693 per year or $12.83 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $11,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $59,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Colorado provide the highest Patient Care Assistant salaries.
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Map of Patient Care Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Patient Care Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Patient Care Assistant Salary By Location

While a Patient Care Assistant can average a salary of $26,693 per year, or $12.83 per hour, there are many opportunities for Patient Care Assistants to make more. For example, in Glendale, CA you might make $39,437 per year. Other high-paying locations include Smithtown, NY, Birmingham, AL and Sun City, AZ. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Glendale, CA where the average starting salary is $14,000. The highest paying states for Patient Care Assistants include California, Hawaii and Nevada. Meanwhile, Iowa, Ohio, and North Carolina offer the lowest salaries.

Average Patient Care Assistant Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Patient Care Assistant, working for Weil, Gotshal & Manges or Kindred Healthcare might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Tenet Healthcare and LifePoint Health report highly competitive salaries for Patient Care Assistants.

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Patient Care Assistant Salary History

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Patient Care Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Patient Care Assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Patient Care Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Medside Healthcare
Medside Healthcare
Patient Care Assistant
Patient Care Assistant
Patient Care Assistant
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$22,957
$22,957
06/26/2020
Caregiver/Pca (1918-Alvin Spanish)
Caregiver/Pca (1918-Alvin Spanish)
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$16,696
$16,696
06/24/2020
Estheticians-JAN Marini/Obaji/Pca Skin Paid Training + Session +Bonus +Commission
Estheticians-JAN Marini/Obaji/Pca Skin Paid Training + Session +Bonus +Commission
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$37,566
$37,566
06/24/2020
Patient Care Assistant-Transplant/Med-Surg
Patient Care Assistant-Transplant/Med-Surg
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$34,415
$34,415
06/24/2020
State of Oklahoma
State of Oklahoma
Galt-Patient Care Assistant
Galt-Patient Care Assistant
Galt-Patient Care Assistant
06/21/2020
06/21/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/21/2020
Home Health Aide-HHA/PCA, Queens (NOW With Same Day Pay Available)
Home Health Aide-HHA/PCA, Queens (NOW With Same Day Pay Available)
06/20/2020
06/20/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/20/2020
TLC Homecare
TLC Homecare
LNA Caregiver PCA Openings for Day Evening and Nights Shifts
LNA Caregiver PCA Openings for Day Evening and Nights Shifts
LNA Caregiver PCA Openings for Day Evening and Nights Shifts
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/19/2020
Patient Care Assistant PCA PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
Patient Care Assistant PCA PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
$37,566
$37,566
06/19/2020
Hour Shifts Caregiver LNA PCA In-Home
Hour Shifts Caregiver LNA PCA In-Home
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$31,305
$31,305
06/17/2020
Patient Care Assistant PCA PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
Patient Care Assistant PCA PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$37,566
$37,566
06/17/2020