How much does a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) make in the United States? The average Patient Care Assistant (PCA) salary in the United States is $29,460 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $26,390 and $33,870. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $26,390 10% $23,595 90% $37,885 75% $33,870 $29,460 50%(Median)
Change Search Criteria
Check out Patient Care Assistant (PCA) jobs in Virginia


Butters Home Health Care LLC - Burke, VA

Personal Care Aide - PCA

Saber Healthcare Group, LLC - Farmville, VA

Personal Care Assistant PCA


Job Description

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) other responsibilities include retrieving medical records, lab results, supplies and medications. Transports patients to and from their inpatient beds and other areas like therapy, surgery or radiology. Being a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) no experience necessary. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent. In addition, Patient Care Assistant (PCA) has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Typically reports to a supervisor. Being a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) may require 0-1 year of general work experience. Possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. (Copyright 2021

Employers: Job Description Management Tool

Job Openings for Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
Not the job you're looking for? Search more salaries here:

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report

Step 1 of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Patient Care Assistant (PCA), base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in the United States. The base salary for Patient Care Assistant (PCA) ranges from $26,390 to $33,870 with the average base salary of $29,460. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $26,450 to $33,890 with the average total cash compensation of $29,560.
Step 2 of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Step 3 of 3

How much should you be paid?

View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Salary estimation for Patient Care Assistant (PCA) at companies like : BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN, FONAR CORP, QUORUM HEALTH CORP

Jobs with a similar salary range to Patient Care Assistant (PCA) : Patient Registration Representative, Key Holder, Clerk