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How Much Does a Patient Care Assistant Earn In The United States?

Patient Care Assistant Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$25,000
$17,000
$25,000
$38,000
Patient care assistants in the United States make an average salary of $25,996 per year or $12.5 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $38,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, and California provide the highest patient care assistant salaries.
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Where Patient Care Assistants Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where patient care assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Patient Care Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

While a patient care assistant can average a salary of $25,996 per year, or $12.5 per hour, there are many opportunities for patient care assistants to make more. For example, in Phoenix, AZ you might make $34,213 per year. Other high-paying locations include Saint Paul, MN, Shirley, NY and Eau Claire, WI. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Phoenix, AZ where the average starting salary is $20,000. The highest paying states for patient care assistants include Hawaii, Arizona and Oregon. Meanwhile, Alabama, North Carolina, and Louisiana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Phoenix, AZ
$34,213
Avg. Salary
$16k
$44k
2. Saint Paul, MN
$33,069
Avg. Salary
$16k
$44k
3. Shirley, NY
$31,763
Avg. Salary
$16k
$44k
4. Eau Claire, WI
$29,409
Avg. Salary
$16k
$44k
5. Fort Myers, FL
$28,599
Avg. Salary
$16k
$44k
6. Hartford, CT
$28,389
Avg. Salary
$16k
$44k

High Paying Patient Care Assistant Jobs

Which Companies Pay Patient Care Assistants The Most?

To earn a high income as a patient care assistant, working for MD Anderson Cancer Center or Oklahoma Arts Council might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Mayo Clinic and ManpowerGroup report highly competitive wages for patient care assistants.
Company
Avg. Salary
$27k
$38k
Avg. Salary
$27k
$38k
Avg. Salary
$27k
$38k
Avg. Salary
$27k
$38k

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Patient Care Assistant Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Patient Care Assistant Salaries

    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.

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    $31,305
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    Ahl Healthcare Group
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    Duluth, MN
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    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/31/2021
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    Durham, NC
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $20,870
    $20,870
    03/31/2021
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    CNA/PCA-Flexible Hours
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    Richmond, VA
    03/31/2021
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    $28,175
    $28,175
    03/31/2021
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    Direct Support Professional, PCA, HHA, CNA
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    North Royalton, OH
    North Royalton, OH
    03/30/2021
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    $25,044
    $25,044
    03/30/2021
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    The Davis Community
    PCA Home Care
    PCA Home Care
    PCA Home Care
    Wilmington, NC
    Wilmington, NC
    03/27/2021
    03/27/2021
    $20,870
    $20,870
    03/27/2021
    Personal Care Aide PCA-3Rd Shift
    Personal Care Aide PCA-3Rd Shift
    Allentown, PA
    Allentown, PA
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $26,088
    $26,088
    03/26/2021
    Patient Care Assistant Burn
    Patient Care Assistant Burn
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $29,948
    $29,948
    03/26/2021
    Homemaker/Companion/Pca
    Homemaker/Companion/Pca
    Putnam, CT
    Putnam, CT
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $25,795
    $25,795
    03/25/2021
    Patient Care Assistant-Ob-Gyn
    Patient Care Assistant-Ob-Gyn
    Bode, IA
    Bode, IA
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $28,988
    $28,988
    03/25/2021