Personal Care Aide Salary

personal-care-aide-salary-chart.jpgPersonal care aides help elderly persons and persons with disabilities. They help them with daily living needs at the patients’ homes or care facilities. Duties may include housekeeping and meal preparation.

Salary

The average salary of a personal care aide is $20,830 a year. The bottom 10% earns at most $16,330 while the top 10% earns at least $27,580. The median salary is $19,910 a year.

The best industries for employment are individual and family services (380,210 employed, $20,770 average); home health care services (293,500 employed, $19,080 average); and residential intellectual and developmental disability, mental health, and substance abuse facilities (84,640 employed, $21,730 average). The best industry for employment is the state government, paying $35,250 on average (16,930 employed).

The best states for pay are Alaska ($28,130 average), New Jersey ($27,340), and North Dakota ($26,770).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of personal care aides is expected to increase by 49% between 2012 and 2022, which is much, much faster than average.

Personal Care Aide Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $15,820 $17,810 $21,750 $17,830
Alaska $20,190 $29,250 $36,910 $28,940
Arizona $17,090 $20,860 $27,450 $21,530
Arkansas $15,560 $17,980 $23,030 $18,270
California $17,710 $21,310 $28,250 $21,960
Colorado $17,020 $20,410 $24,380 $20,890
Connecticut $18,780 $24,290 $32,840 $25,120
Florida $16,930 $19,980 $25,640 $20,800
Georgia $16,010 $18,540 $23,630 $18,880
Hawaii $16,840 $22,610 $31,970 $23,440
Idaho $15,990 $18,520 $23,640 $19,020
Illinois $18,120 $21,170 $27,350 $21,920
Indiana $16,100 $19,100 $24,090 $19,670
Iowa $17,000 $21,620 $28,060 $21,790
Kansas $16,420 $20,300 $24,060 $20,210
Kentucky $16,160 $19,380 $24,620 $19,850
Louisiana $15,810 $17,820 $21,920 $17,860
Maine $17,120 $21,260 $26,750 $21,310
Maryland $17,610 $22,680 $34,100 $24,070
Massachusetts $20,180 $25,710 $34,320 $26,490
Michigan $16,640 $20,520 $26,910 $20,950
Minnesota $19,050 $22,460 $29,220 $23,060
Mississippi $15,700 $17,560 $19,660 $17,390
Missouri $16,130 $19,030 $23,880 $19,440
Montana $17,580 $21,460 $24,490 $21,500
Nebraska $16,670 $20,890 $26,440 $21,050
Nevada $16,720 $21,280 $24,920 $20,980
New Hampshire $19,420 $22,330 $29,590 $23,100
New Jersey $18,280 $23,520 $45,420 $27,950
New Mexico $16,390 $18,530 $23,050 $18,740
New York $18,030 $22,610 $32,730 $23,960
North Carolina $16,020 $18,800 $24,180 $19,430
North Dakota $21,520 $27,910 $36,010 $28,150
Ohio $16,940 $19,410 $24,220 $20,400
Oklahoma $15,910 $18,160 $23,100 $18,380
Oregon $19,340 $22,310 $28,310 $23,030
Pennsylvania $16,640 $21,270 $28,150 $21,580
Rhode Island $18,370 $22,340 $28,780 $22,850
South Carolina $16,150 $19,470 $23,740 $19,700
South Dakota $16,330 $20,290 $24,410 $20,210
Tennessee $15,990 $18,490 $23,300 $18,710
Texas $15,820 $17,670 $19,620 $17,390
Utah $16,200 $20,030 $27,380 $20,610
Virginia $15,960 $18,420 $23,820 $19,590
Washington $20,020 $22,750 $29,170 $23,800
West Virginia $15,780 $17,650 $19,680 $17,330
Wisconsin $16,830 $21,350 $26,290 $21,460
Wyoming $17,350 $22,270 $29,340 $22,630