The salary statistics of personal care aides are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of personal care aides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The personal care aides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal care aides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) personal care aides is $27,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $20,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,580. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 68% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for personal care aides from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.07%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.95%. We also note that the average annual wage had a small growth of 0.91% in 2012 and a very small growth of 0.46% in 2011.
The average salaries of personal care aides in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for personal care aides occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $27,610. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $17,690).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only personal care aides salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of personal care aides in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,360 to $30,420. The highest paying state for personal care aides is Alaska with a median annual salary of $30,420. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,360. For more salary information of personal care aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|North Dakota|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |