Patient Care Associate Salary

A Patient Care Associate earns an average wage of $12.89 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are vital signs, Ekg, Phlebotomy, and Customer Service.
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$23,672 - $41,390
$24K
$37K
$41K
MEDIAN: $36,542
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$9.52 - $18.47
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MEDIAN: $12.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,672 - $41,390  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$20,080 - $40,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.52 - $18.47  
   
Overtime
$5.47 - $26.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$800  
   
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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$20,080 - $40,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 299

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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

  • Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff.
  • Support the administrative and clinical operations of the practice.
  • Prepare, update and disseminates unit reports, physician orders and patient records.
  • Provide basic therapeutic services under direction of nursing staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Associate

Pay by Experience for a Patient Care Associate has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Care Associate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 198 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Care Associate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Associate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 75 salaries. A Patient Care Associate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,107

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Patient Care Associate Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Patient Care Associate

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Patient Care Associate Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Associate Salaries

vital signs
▲39%

Ekg
▲31%

▲23%

Customer Service
▲19%

National Average
$28,000

patient care
▼9%

Elder Care
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 31%
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