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Personal Care Aides in Massachusetts

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26.7% Jobs Projection
$28,870 Median Salary
14,240 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, there were 76,850 people working as Personal Care Aides in the year 2018.

There were 73,950 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 2,900 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 26.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 14,240 annual job openings, and 97,330 total jobs in 2026 for Personal Care Aides in this state.

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

What do Personal Care Aides Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $25,810 to $32,340 with $28,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.41 to $15.55. The median hourly rate was $13.88.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $13.75 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.13.

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


Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 43,140 $28,900
Springfield, MA-CT 15,370 $28,740
Worcester, MA-CT 8,820 $28,780
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 8,180 $27,620
New Bedford, MA 2,570 $28,900
Barnstable Town, MA 1,820 $29,330
Leominster-Gardner, MA 1,720 $28,620
Pittsfield, MA 1,460 $28,680

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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