Salary for Personal Care Aides

Also known as:  Blind Aide, Blind Escort, Elderly Companion, Geriatric Personal Care Aide, Personal Support Worker

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Personal Care Aides render assistance to elderly or disabled individuals in their homes on a daily basis. They help with home upkeep tasks such as laundry, meal preparation and dish washing. Additionally, they assist clients with personal care tasks such as dressing, eating or taking medications. They are able to transport clients to appointments in the community and make suggestions for solutions to personal hygiene obstacles such as brushing teeth or bathing. They maintain detailed records on client interactions and progress and possess excellent communication skills that are utilized with management and clients alike. A high school diploma is required for employment in this professional field.

A Personal Care Aid can receive salaries that can range from 16000 and 24000 based on level of experience. Personal Care Aides receive salaries of Twenty Thousand Three Hundred dollars every year.

Personal Care Aides have the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can receive a compensation of about $29470. Professionals that work in these jobs are compensated most highly in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get an average pay rate of $24780.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.47 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Personal Care Aides tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $24,780
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $23,250
Finance and Insurance $23,140
Educational Services $22,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises $22,430
Transportation and Warehousing $22,260
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $19,350
Health Care and Social Assistance $20,200
Other Services (except Public Administration) $21,100
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $21,400
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $22,040
Transportation and Warehousing $22,260
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