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How much does a Personal Care Aide make in the United States?

Average Personal Care Aide Hourly Wage in the United States

Personal Care Aides earn a median hourly wage of $10.09. Hourly wages typically start from $8.13 and go up to $13.76.

Average Personal Care Aide Yearly Salary in the United States

Personal Care Aides earn a median salary of $20,980 per year. Salaries typically start from $16,910 and go up to $28,620.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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Personal Care Aide Earnings by Seniority

Top End Personal Care Aide Earnings

The highest earning Personal Care Aides in the United States earn:

$13.76
an hour
$28,620
per year
Senior Personal Care Aide Earnings

Senior Personal Care Aides in the United States earn:

$11.52
an hour
$23,960
per year
Experienced Personal Care Aide Earnings

Experienced Personal Care Aides in the United States earn:

$10.09
an hour
$20,980
per year
Junior Personal Care Aide Earnings

Junior Personal Care Aides in the United States earn:

$8.93
an hour
$18,580
per year
Starting Personal Care Aide Earnings

Starting Personal Care Aides in the United States earn:

$8.13
an hour
$16,910
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Personal Care Aide salary comparison

Personal Care Aides earn less than 80% percent of Health careers. Personal Care Aide salaries are in the bottom 93% of all careers in the United States.

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Zoo Endocrinologist Salary $79k
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Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Salary $41k
Paramedic Salary $31k
Personal Care Aide Salary $20k

Historical salary for Personal Care Aides in the United States

Personal Care Aide salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Personal Care Aide Salary in Alaska $15.22 $31,660 # 1
Personal Care Aide Salary in North Dakota $14.37 $29,900 # 2
Personal Care Aide Salary in New Jersey $11.50 $23,920 # 3
Personal Care Aide Salary in Massachusetts $13.01 $27,060 # 4
Personal Care Aide Salary in Connecticut $12.24 $25,460 # 5
Personal Care Aide Salary in Washington $11.44 $23,790 # 6
Personal Care Aide Salary in District of Columbia $12.00 $24,960 # 7
Personal Care Aide Salary in New York $11.17 $23,240 # 8
Personal Care Aide Salary in Maryland $11.08 $23,040 # 9
Personal Care Aide Salary in Hawaii $10.61 $22,070 # 10
Personal Care Aide Salary in Minnesota $11.15 $23,190 # 11
Personal Care Aide Salary in Oregon $10.98 $22,830 # 12
Personal Care Aide Salary in New Hampshire $11.01 $22,910 # 13
Personal Care Aide Salary in Delaware $10.92 $22,720 # 14
Personal Care Aide Salary in Rhode Island $10.88 $22,640 # 15
Personal Care Aide Salary in California $10.47 $21,780 # 16
Personal Care Aide Salary in Nebraska $10.86 $22,580 # 17
Personal Care Aide Salary in Iowa $10.83 $22,530 # 18
Personal Care Aide Salary in Wyoming $10.64 $22,130 # 19
Personal Care Aide Salary in Montana $10.57 $21,980 # 20
Personal Care Aide Salary in Pennsylvania $10.54 $21,920 # 21
Personal Care Aide Salary in Colorado $10.39 $21,610 # 22
Personal Care Aide Salary in Illinois $10.51 $21,860 # 23
Personal Care Aide Salary in Utah $9.98 $20,750 # 24
Personal Care Aide Salary in Nevada $10.53 $21,910 # 25
Personal Care Aide Salary in Maine $10.37 $21,570 # 26
Personal Care Aide Salary in Florida $10.02 $20,830 # 27
Personal Care Aide Salary in Michigan $9.95 $20,690 # 28
Personal Care Aide Salary in Ohio $9.71 $20,200 # 29
Personal Care Aide Salary in Arizona $10.19 $21,190 # 30
Personal Care Aide Salary in South Dakota $10.16 $21,130 # 31
Personal Care Aide Salary in Kentucky $9.83 $20,450 # 32
Personal Care Aide Salary in Wisconsin $10.32 $21,470 # 33
Personal Care Aide Salary in Kansas $10.29 $21,410 # 34
Personal Care Aide Salary in North Carolina $9.48 $19,710 # 35
Personal Care Aide Salary in Idaho $9.44 $19,630 # 36
Personal Care Aide Salary in Missouri $9.33 $19,410 # 37
Personal Care Aide Salary in Georgia $9.13 $18,980 # 38
Personal Care Aide Salary in New Mexico $9.17 $19,080 # 39
Personal Care Aide Salary in Indiana $9.39 $19,530 # 40
Personal Care Aide Salary in Virginia $8.95 $18,610 # 41
Personal Care Aide Salary in South Carolina $9.09 $18,900 # 42
Personal Care Aide Salary in Tennessee $8.99 $18,690 # 43
Personal Care Aide Salary in West Virginia $8.89 $18,490 # 44
Personal Care Aide Salary in Oklahoma $8.85 $18,410 # 45
Personal Care Aide Salary in Arkansas $8.73 $18,160 # 46
Personal Care Aide Salary in Alabama $8.64 $17,980 # 47
Personal Care Aide Salary in Louisiana $8.63 $17,950 # 48
Personal Care Aide Salary in Texas $8.61 $17,920 # 49
Personal Care Aide Salary in Mississippi $8.56 $17,810 # 50
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Personal Care Aide

Interested in becoming a Personal Care Aide? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good personal care aide? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
  3. Get Hired

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