Training Requirements for Personal Care Aides

Personal care aides need no formal educational credential and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Personal care aides
Percent
Less than High School 16.5
High School 34.6
Some College 27.0
Associates Degree 8.6
Bachelors Degree 10.4
Masters Degree 2.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment Outlook for Personal Care Aides

This represents about 1,768,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 458,000 more personal care aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 601,000 more.

Typical Income for Personal Care Aides

Hourly Income

On average,personal care aides make $10.92 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Personal care aides $8.32 $9.22 $10.54 $11.95 $14.31
Personal care and service occupations $8.45 $9.29 $10.92 $14.02 $19.47
Other personal care and service workers $8.41 $9.29 $10.83 $13.28 $17.84
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, personal care aides make $22,710 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Personal care aides $17,310 $19,180 $21,920 $24,860 $29,760
Personal care and service occupations $17,590 $19,320 $22,710 $29,170 $40,490
Other personal care and service workers $17,490 $19,320 $22,520 $27,620 $37,100
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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