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Personal Care Aides in Texas

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Personal Care Aides in Texas

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

37.8% Jobs Projection
$19,340 Median Salary
41,900 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in Texas?

There were approximately 206,240 workers employed as Personal Care Aides in this state in 2018.

There were 196,790 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 9,450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Personal Care Aides in TX Employment Trend

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

Personal Care Aides in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 37.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.

Job Projections for Personal Care Aides: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 41,900 annual Personal Care Aides job openings in Texas, and 282,770 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $16,460 to $24,370 with $19,340 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $7.92 to $11.71. The median hourly rate was $9.3.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $9.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.28.

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

Personal Care Aides Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 36,380 $19,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 34,930 $19,480
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 27,860 $19,920
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 21,260 $19,520
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 15,200 $20,640
El Paso, TX 10,090 $18,170
Austin-Round Rock, TX 7,810 $19,540
Laredo, TX 6,360 $19,620
Corpus Christi, TX 5,360 $18,880
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 3,620 $18,510
Tyler, TX 2,220 $19,020
Killeen-Temple, TX 2,210 $19,540
Lubbock, TX 2,040 $18,510
Amarillo, TX 1,350 $18,890
San Angelo, TX 1,070 $19,810
Sherman-Denison, TX 1,050 $19,850
Abilene, TX 950 $19,720
Texarkana, TX-AR 820 $19,010
Wichita Falls, TX 790 $18,620
Midland, TX 460 $21,470
Victoria, TX 250 $18,720
College Station-Bryan, TX 250 $21,700

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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