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Personal Care Aides

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $12.78
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Personal Care Aides *

Area Low Median High
U S
$10.82 $11.92 $13.64
Minnesota
$11.53 $12.78 $14.43
Central Minnesota
$11.53 $12.89 $14.59
Northeast Minnesota
$11.22 $12.26 $13.60
Northwest Minnesota
$11.29 $12.44 $14.38
Southeast Minnesota
$11.26 $12.42 $14.03
Southwest Minnesota
$11.72 $12.94 $14.47
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$11.61 $12.87 $14.49

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 75,830 workers employed in this very large career.

Where do Personal Care Aides most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 134,779 new Personal Care Aides to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Personal Care Aides
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 2,016,100 2,793,800 777,600 38.6%
Minnesota 68,412 91,387 22,975 33.6%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 4,976 6,116 1,140 22.9%
Central Minnesota 7,921 11,271 3,350 42.3%
Northeast Minnesota 4,134 4,787 653 15.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 41,952 58,736 16,784 40%
Southeast Minnesota 4,682 5,437 755 16.1%
Southwest Minnesota 5,547 5,990 443 8%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.