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 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$18,160|
|25th Percentile Wage||$20,750|
|50th Percentile Wage||$23,100|
|75th Percentile Wage||$25,850|
|90th Percentile Wage||$30,750|
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 $30,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,160. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 69% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of personal care aides from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of personal care aides in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for personal care aides occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $33,440. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $21,690).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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 $17,850 to $32,530. The highest paying state for personal care aides is Alaska with a median annual salary of $32,530. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $17,850. 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|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |