$36,679
Avg. Salary
$13.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$850

Bonus

$3,750

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Patient Care Associate is $13.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Patient Care Associate is $36,679 per year.

10%
$9.77
10%
$13.15
50%
$18.61
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MEDIAN $13.15
10%
$23k
10%
$37k
50%
$43k
90%
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MEDIAN $36,679
$22,927 - $42,574
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MEDIAN: $36,679
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$9.77 - $18.61
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$0$42K
Salary $22,927 - $42,574
Bonus $0.79 - $2,517
Commission $3,750
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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$20,473 - $40,761
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 62
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.77 - $18.61
Overtime $5.64 - $26.99
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $0.79 - $2,517
Commission $3,750
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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$20,473 - $40,761
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 550

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.

Common Career Paths for Patient Care Associate


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Patient Care Associates might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $56K per year. A Patient Care Associate often moves on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Certified Medical Assistant.

Patient Care Associate Job Listings

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

38%

National Average: $28,237

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Patient Care Associates, New York offers exceptional salaries, 41 percent above the national average. Patient Care Associates will also find cushy salaries in New Haven (+40 percent), Hartford (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+28 percent), and Philadelphia (+20 percent). Patient Care Associates in Springfield earn salaries far below the national average by 26 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Columbus (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Patient Care Associate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Care Associate?

Patient Care Associate in Westminster:
"Busy."
Pros: Promotion and career grow
Cons: manager is not supportive to operational needs.

Patient Care Associate in Ann Arbor:
"Very chaotic and lots of patient volume."
Pros: Helping direct patients and their family towards treatment of diseases
Cons: Being stationary and the excessive patient volume

Patient Care Associate in Latham:
Pros: Close to my house
Cons:

Patient Care Associate in San Pablo:
"It's great."
Pros: It's not far from my house
Cons: Nothing

Patient Care Associate in Tarpon Springs:
Be the best care giver you can be maybe someone will notice your ethic and great ability to do the job but to understand whom your employees are and give them dignity and respect an appreciate all the love and hard work give each everyday with smile because you know the love and care you give changed someone life everyday and that, s something money can, t buy so live your life to the fullest with love and care you share everday of your life.

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

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

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
▲38%

Ekg
▲30%

▲23%

Customer Service
▲18%

National Average
$28,000

patient care
▼10%

Elder Care
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 31%