A Patient Transporter earns an average wage of $10.93 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. A skill in CPR is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$20,130 - $35,604
(Median)
$20K
$26K
$36K
MEDIAN: $26,084
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$8.92 - $15.11
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$20,130 - $35,604  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $1,085  
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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$18,659 - $32,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.92 - $15.11  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.49  
Overtime
$4.90 - $22.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$101.37 - $1,085  
   
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).
)
$18,659 - $32,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 632
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Job Description for Patient Transporter

Patient transporters are responsible for providing transport to patients and providing an excellent customer service experience. They are in charge of operating motor vehicles, helping patients transport medical or personal devices, anticipating patients' needs, and responding to emergency situations. Patient transporters must follow strict safety law and comply with company and federal guidelines in all tasks. They must work with other transporters to achieve organizational objectives in a timely manner, as well as report their progress to the patient supervisor in their department. Patient transporters' schedules vary depending on the needs of their employer.

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Patient Transporter Tasks

  • Identify and report malfunctioning equipment.
  • Assist patients during discharge and admissions, providing physical assistance and opening doors.
  • Transport patients and equipment in vehicles, wheelchairs or stretchers, taking care with medical equipment.
  • Maintain vehicles and transportation devices.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Transporter

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

Patient Transporter Reviews

What is it like working as a Patient Transporter?

Patient Transporter in Glenview:
"Just Keep Patient Safe. It Is A Manual Labor Job."
Pros: It makes me physically fit.
Cons: I feel all my educational attainment is wasted.

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Experience Affects Patient Transporter Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Patient Transporter Salaries

CPR
up arrow 28%

Maintenance
up arrow 4%

Transport
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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