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Personal Care Aides in North Carolina

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32.2% Jobs Projection
$21,010 Median Salary
4,770 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in North Carolina?

In North Carolina, there were 30,170 people working as Personal Care Aides in the year 2018.

There were 26,160 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 4,010 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 32.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 4,770 annual Personal Care Aides job openings in North Carolina, and 32,390 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $16,910 to $27,620 with $21,010 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.13 to $13.28. The median hourly rate was $10.1.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $9.83 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.27.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 7,520 $19,330
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 6,470 $22,430
Raleigh, NC 3,610 $20,770
Greensboro-High Point, NC 2,130 $20,400
Asheville, NC 1,740 $23,300
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,700 $20,840
Winston-Salem, NC 1,320 $21,830
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 1,140 $21,700
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 1,110 $19,820
Fayetteville, NC 1,100 $20,410
Wilmington, NC 750 $22,540
New Bern, NC 750 $20,090
Rocky Mount, NC 710 $19,820
Goldsboro, NC 510 $20,850
Burlington, NC 470 $19,750
Greenville, NC 450 $19,950
Jacksonville, NC 140 $19,700

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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