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Personal Care Aides in New York

Considering a career as a Personal Care Aide in New York?

40.6% Jobs Projection
$25,990 Median Salary
37,600 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in New York?

199,060 people worked as Personal Care Aides in 2018 in this state.

There were 166,760 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 32,300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 40.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 37,600 annual job openings, and a total of 252,980 jobs for New York 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $22,370 to $36,080 with $25,990 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.76 to $17.35. The median hourly rate was $12.49.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.73 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.76.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 157,320 $26,150
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 10,110 $24,580
Rochester, NY 7,760 $24,710
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 5,570 $27,080
Syracuse, NY 4,810 $24,550
Binghamton, NY 1,830 $25,810
Kingston, NY 1,630 $27,530
Glens Falls, NY 870 $26,690
Ithaca, NY 710 $27,940
Elmira, NY 550 $26,190
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 530 $24,080

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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