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Personal Care Aides in Michigan

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Personal Care Aides in Michigan

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

36.6% Jobs Projection
$23,000 Median Salary
8,600 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in Michigan?

In 2018, there were 39,740 Personal Care Aides working in the state.

There were 38,950 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 790 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Personal Care Aides in MI Employment Trend

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

Personal Care Aides in MI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 36.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.

Job Projections for Personal Care Aides: Nation vs. MI

Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 8,600 annual job openings, and 58,150 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $19,840 to $30,140 with $23,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.54 to $14.49. The median hourly rate was $11.06.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $10.61 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.45.

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

Personal Care Aides Earnings: MI vs. National Average

Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 15,750 $23,040
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 4,760 $23,640
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 2,080 $21,810
Ann Arbor, MI 1,860 $22,780
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 1,710 $23,010
Flint, MI 1,380 $23,310
Saginaw, MI 1,190 $22,180
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 1,190 $23,030
Jackson, MI 990 $22,460
Battle Creek, MI 870 $25,270
Monroe, MI 590 $20,640
Muskegon, MI 490 $23,150
Bay City, MI 440 $22,540
Midland, MI 310 $23,310
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 180 $25,950

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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