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Patient Care Associate Salary (United States)

A Patient Care Associate earns an average wage of $12.39 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Phlebotomy is associated with high pay for this job.
Patient Care Associate Salary (?
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$23,013 - $38,576
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MEDIAN: $30,288
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Patient Care Associate Salary (?
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$9.21 - $17.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$23,013 - $38,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,411 - $38,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $17.53  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $24.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,411 - $38,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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Job Description for Patient Care Associate

Patient care associate positions are most commonly found in medical centers and hospitals. Generally, the only educational requirements are a high school degree or equivalent. However, many positions require other certifications ranging from CPR to nursing assistant certifications. Many of these positions are commonly offered to those taking RN or CNA programs as well, but they are not necessarily limited to these positions. Other requirements may vary by state or locality, but general patient care experience is also important.
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Patient Care Associate Tasks
  • Prepare, update and disseminates unit reports, physician orders and patient records.
  • Provide basic therapeutic services under direction of nursing staff.
  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
  • Support the administrative and clinical operations of the practice.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Associate

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 43%
National Average
$27,000
Columbus
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St. Louis
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Patient Care Associate Reviews

What is it like working as a Patient Care Associate?
Patient Care Associate in Elmhurst:
"Busy Office, A Lot Of Patient Interaction."
Pros: I like working with people and the software applications side of my job.
Cons: Dealing with unhappy patients and the irregular hours.

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Experience Affects Patient Care Associate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Associate Salaries

Phlebotomy
up arrow 16%
National Average
$27,000
Ekg
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 26%