The average pay for a Patient Care Technician is $12.75 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Dialysis is associated with high pay for this job.

$19,313 - $41,558
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$42K
MEDIAN: $29,117
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$10.06 - $17.05
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,313 - $41,558  
   
Bonus
$2.03 - $1,658  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Commission
$10,500  
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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$20,988 - $36,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $17.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$6.83 - $25.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$2.03 - $1,658  
   
Commission
$10,500  
Profit Sharing
$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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$20,988 - $36,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,098
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Job Description for Patient Care Technician

Patient care technicians assist physicians, nurses, and other medical staff in caring for patients. This job is usually performed in a hospital environment under the supervision of other medical staff, in which a technician will monitor patients, create daily reports of their status, conduct tests, and obtain specimens for testing. If changes in a patient’s status are noted, they must be reported to a nurse or physician.

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Patient Care Technician 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 Difference by Location

National Average: $26,917

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Patient Care Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Patient Care Technician?

Patient Care Technician in Rochester:
Pros: The variety of patients and teams of care providers we work with. Also I am able to assist with surgical procedures.
Cons: I do not like the number of patients that are scheduled for burn clinic. Between 30 and 70 patients. Typically they have 3 or 4 rooms to use for seeing the patients. It is very, very stressful for all involved.

Patient Care Technician in Allen Park:
Pros: I like working as a team. I love the one on one interaction with residents. I love being able to help the elderly that are not able to do the daily living activities on their own.
Cons: Hours being cut short. Company does not work with you.

Patient Care Technician in Rochester:
"More Work, No More Pay."
Pros: Nurses that I work with are like family.
Cons: Very stressful, pulled in ten directions at once, responsible for way more than I am compensated for.

What is it like working as a Patient Care Technician at St. John Health System?

Patient Care Technician in Detroit:
"I like the benefits."
Pros: I enjoy working with my patients and most of all the pediatric and young adult unit. I like listening to my patients talk about the advanced technology that they use at school and home. I learn new things from my patients.
Cons: The least is not getting raises every year.

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Experience Affects Patient Care Technician Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Patient Care Technician Salaries

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Emergency Room (ER)
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Wound Care
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Orthopedics
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Long Term Care
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Oncology
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National Average
$27,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 332 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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