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Personal Care Aides in Illinois

Want to work in Illinois as a Personal Care Aide? Read this first!

20.0% Jobs Projection
$23,520 Median Salary
8,470 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 50,970 Personal Care Aides working in the state.

There were 49,430 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,540 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 20.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.


Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 8,470 annual job openings, and a total of 58,420 jobs for Illinois Personal Care Aides in 2026.

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

What do Personal Care Aides Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $20,130 to $30,520 with $23,520 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.68 to $14.67. The median hourly rate was $11.31.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $10.83 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.48.

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


Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 43,350 $23,570
St. Louis, MO-IL 26,380 $22,690
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 1,400 $23,390
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 960 $20,840
Rockford, IL 740 $23,630
Peoria, IL 570 $22,480
Bloomington, IL 320 $23,510
Carbondale-Marion, IL 310 $22,140
Kankakee, IL 170 $23,080
Decatur, IL 170 $23,350
Champaign-Urbana, IL 100 $23,130

Top States for Personal Care Aides Employment

The table below shows the states 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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