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Personal Care Aides in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as a Personal Care Aide?

23.7% Jobs Projection
$28,650 Median Salary
9,630 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Personal Care Aides Work in Washington?

There were approximately 47,240 workers employed as Personal Care Aides in this state in 2018.

There were 49,170 Personal Care Aides employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,930 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Personal Care Aides in this state are growing at a rate of 23.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 38.6%.


Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 9,630 annual Personal Care Aides job openings in Washington, and 65,730 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Personal Care Aides ranged from $24,880 to $34,900 with $28,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.96 to $16.78. The median hourly rate was $13.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $12.85 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.92.

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


Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 22,480 $29,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 18,420 $26,470
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 6,180 $27,950
Yakima, WA 2,590 $28,700
Kennewick-Richland, WA 1,990 $28,360
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 1,550 $27,780
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1,160 $28,780
Longview, WA 970 $28,330
Bellingham, WA 780 $27,710
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 710 $27,850
Wenatchee, WA 460 $30,140
Lewiston, ID-WA 450 $23,450
Walla Walla, WA 400 $30,360

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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