Personal care aide earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Personal care aide salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $33,160
North Dakota $32,320
Vermont $27,550
District of Columbia $29,550
New Jersey $28,840
Washington $28,650
Massachusetts $28,870
Maryland $26,910
New York $25,990
Connecticut $25,950
Rhode Island $26,890
Hawaii $26,393
New Hampshire $26,470
Wyoming $25,840
Oregon $26,269
Minnesota $25,750
Nebraska $24,710
Utah $24,340
Iowa $25,050
Maine $24,650
Pennsylvania $24,776
Colorado $24,290
South Dakota $23,840
Kentucky $23,175
Montana $23,640
Wisconsin $23,780
Michigan $23,000
Arizona $23,700
Indiana $23,428
Delaware $23,220
Virgin Islands $23,090
Nevada $23,020
Ohio $22,750
Florida $22,210
Missouri $22,280
California $22,548
Georgia $21,310
Illinois $21,578
North Carolina $21,010
Idaho $21,044
Tennessee $21,060
Virginia $19,700
New Mexico $19,910
South Carolina $20,620
Kansas $20,583
Mississippi $20,720
West Virginia $19,910
Oklahoma $19,280
Texas $19,340
Louisiana $18,640
Arkansas $18,766
Alabama $18,277
Puerto Rico $18,190

How do personal care aide salaries compare to similar careers?

Personal care aides earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than medical secretaries but more than home health aides.

Career Median Salary
Medical secretary salary $30K
Pharmacy technician salary $29K
Psychiatric aide salary $29K
Medical assistant salary $29K
Orderly salary $26K
Personal care aide salary $26K
Veterinary assistant salary $22K
Home health aide salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)