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Personal Care Aides in Georgia

Considering a career as a Personal Care Aide in Georgia?

40.5% Jobs Projection
$21,310 Median Salary
5,200 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Personal Care Aides in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Personal Care Aides in Georgia is growing faster than average.

  • Personal Care Aides in Georgia earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in Georgia?

In Georgia, there were 29,080 people working as Personal Care Aides in the year 2018.

There were 23,520 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 5,560 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 19,580 Personal Care Aides working in it, which means Georgia has more Personal Care Aides than average.


Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 40.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.


Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 5,200 annual Personal Care Aides job openings in Georgia, and 34,980 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 414,300 annual jobs and 2,793,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Personal Care Aides Make in Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $17,070 to $29,000 with $21,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.21 to $13.94. The median hourly rate was $10.25.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $9.65 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.60.

The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Georgia Metros for Personal Care Aides

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Personal Care Aides.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 16,040 $22,230
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 2,560 $22,110
Chattanooga, TN-GA 2,100 $21,250
Savannah, GA 1,190 $19,500
Macon, GA 1,030 $18,480
Athens-Clarke County, GA 810 $19,330
Rome, GA 790 $19,960
Albany, GA 780 $18,710
Gainesville, GA 710 $23,560
Columbus, GA-AL 700 $21,790
Valdosta, GA 470 $18,230
Warner Robins, GA 400 $18,750
Dalton, GA 160 $22,520
Brunswick, GA 100 $18,950

Top States for Personal Care Aides Employment

View the list below to see where most Personal Care Aides work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 558,350 $24,550
Texas 206,240 $19,340
New York 199,060 $25,990
Pennsylvania 121,300 $24,180
Massachusetts 76,850 $28,870
Minnesota 75,830 $25,750
Wisconsin 63,270 $23,780
Missouri 60,330 $22,280
Illinois 50,970 $23,520
Arizona 47,610 $23,700
Washington 47,240 $28,650
Ohio 42,590 $22,750
Michigan 39,740 $23,000
Virginia 39,030 $19,700
Florida 36,810 $22,210
Louisiana 34,590 $18,640
Oregon 31,510 $26,370
North Carolina 30,170 $21,010
Georgia 29,080 $21,310
Indiana 28,420 $22,550

Below are the states where Personal Care Aides get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $33,160
North Dakota $32,320
District of Columbia $29,550
Massachusetts $28,870
New Jersey $28,840
Washington $28,650
Vermont $27,550
Hawaii $27,380
Rhode Island $26,890
New Hampshire $26,470


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