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State chart book on wages for personal care aides, 2003-2013

November 17, 2014


Provides a state-by-state look at trends in wages for personal care aides, a key job title within the direct-care workforce. Prepared as a resource guide on wages for advocates and policymakers concerned with the direct-care workforce, the chart book underscores the problem of poverty-level wages for PCAs, a factor that contributes to workforce instability for this high-demand workforce. The report finds that the national median wage for PCAs was $9.67 an hour in 2013 — which is five percent lower than the median inflation-adjusted wage in 2003.

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