Personal Care Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$24,000
$18,000
$24,000
$34,000
The average Personal Care Assistant makes about $24,872 per year. That's $11.96 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $18,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $34,000. Many of Personal Care Assistants seem to be drawn to Health Care and Manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Personal Care Assistants tend to work at Health Care, Non Profits, and Professional companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Alaska, Massachusetts and New Hampshire pay Personal Care Assistants the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Vernon, CT
$32,505
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Map of Personal Care Assistant Salaries

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

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Average Personal Care Assistant Salary By Location

While a Personal Care Assistant can average a salary of $24,872 per year, or $11.96 per hour, there are many opportunities for Personal Care Assistants to make more. For example, in Rochester, NH you might make $33,553 per year. Other high-paying locations include Vernon, CT, Warwick, NY and Scranton, PA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Rochester, NH where the average starting salary is $14,000. The highest paying states for Personal Care Assistants include Alaska, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Meanwhile, New Mexico, Texas, and Alabama offer the lowest salaries.

Average Personal Care Assistant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Personal Care Assistant, being employed by a company such as Providence Health & Services or Geisinger Health Plan would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Cleveland Clinic and Continuum HC&Hospice also report highly competitive salaries for Personal Care Assistants.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Personal Care Assistant Salary History

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Personal Care Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Personal 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 Personal Care Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Jane H
Jane H
Personal Care Assistant
Personal Care Assistant
Personal Care Assistant
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$25,566
$25,566
06/28/2020
Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice
Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice
Personal Care Service Providers (Pcsp Available
Personal Care Service Providers (Pcsp Available
Personal Care Service Providers (Pcsp Available
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/27/2020
Glengariff Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Glengariff Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/23/2020
Personal Care Assistant
Personal Care Assistant
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$27,131
$27,131
06/23/2020
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
06/21/2020
06/21/2020
$24,001
$24,001
06/21/2020
Lake Sunapee Region VNA
Lake Sunapee Region VNA
Personal Care Service Providers (Pcsp Available
Personal Care Service Providers (Pcsp Available
Personal Care Service Providers (Pcsp Available
06/21/2020
06/21/2020
$29,218
$29,218
06/21/2020
St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
06/21/2020
06/21/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/21/2020
A First Name Basis
A First Name Basis
NOW-Caregiver/Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Home Health Aide (HHA)
NOW-Caregiver/Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Home Health Aide (HHA)
NOW-Caregiver/Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Home Health Aide (HHA)
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$16,696
$16,696
06/17/2020
A First Name Basis
A First Name Basis
NOW-Caregiver/Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Home Health Aide (HHA)-New
NOW-Caregiver/Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Home Health Aide (HHA)-New
NOW-Caregiver/Personal Care Assistant (PCA)/Home Health Aide (HHA)-New
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$16,696
$16,696
06/17/2020
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Needed
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Needed
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$28,175
$28,175
06/17/2020