Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

39-9021 Personal Care Aides



Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 5,560460$12.96/hr$10.62/hr$11.29/hr$12.44/hr$14.38/hr$16.11/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services74,470$12.76/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/A$10.34/hr
Public Administration150$14.11/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 890$14.52/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 920$12.21/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 1,060$12.89/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 1,280$12.09/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 1,850$12.74/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 2,450$14.95/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 2,800$12.14/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 2,900$12.72/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 3,230$12.71/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 3,400$12.94/hr8.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 3,890$12.21/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 4,320$12.26/hr15.8%
Northwest Balance of State 4,560$12.18/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 4,690$12.42/hr16.1%
Northwest Minnesota 5,560$12.44/hr22.9%
Central Minnesota 7,160$12.89/hr42.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 50,290$12.87/hr40.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 54,680$12.88/hrN/A
Minnesota 75,830$12.78/hr33.6%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Nursing Assistants 31,640$16.54/hr5.8%
Home Health Aides 22,380$14.22/hr30.7%
Occupational Therapist Aides 50$16.36/hrN/A
Child Care Workers 11,830$11.98/hr8.5%
Psychiatric Aides 480$22.79/hrN/A


  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes, or running errands.
  • Prepare and maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Instruct or advise clients on issues such as household cleanliness, utilities, hygiene, nutrition, or infant care.
  • Care for individuals or families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption, or convalescence, providing companionship, personal care, or help in adjusting to new lifestyles.
  • Perform healthcare-related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses or physiotherapists.
  • Administer bedside or personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance.
  • Administer bedside or personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance.
  • Prepare and maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Administer bedside or personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance.
  • Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services.