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Personal Care Aides in Virginia

Considering a career as a Personal Care Aide in Virginia?

64.9% Jobs Projection
$19,700 Median Salary
10,940 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 39,030 workers employed as Personal Care Aides in this state in 2018.

There were 39,970 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 940 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 64.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10,940 annual Personal Care Aides job openings in Virginia, and 72,070 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $16,480 to $29,000 with $19,700 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $7.93 to $13.94. The median hourly rate was $9.47.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $9.16 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.31.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 21,470 $27,020
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 7,520 $19,330
Richmond, VA 6,310 $18,670
Lynchburg, VA 1,540 $18,300
Charlottesville, VA 1,310 $19,160
Roanoke, VA 1,140 $18,820
Winchester, VA-WV 1,010 $21,320
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 780 $18,540
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 580 $18,630
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 550 $18,460
Harrisonburg, VA 380 $18,640

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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