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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$20,426 - $41,916
$20K
$36K
$42K
MEDIAN: $36,298
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50%
90%

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$9.67 - $18.47
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.92
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$0$41K
Salary $20,426 - $41,916
Bonus $1,000
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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$20,231 - $40,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.67 - $18.47
Overtime $5.31 - $27.03
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $1,000
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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$20,231 - $40,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 324

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 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

National Average: $27,650

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

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
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Patient Care Associate Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$28,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Associate Salaries

vital signs
▲41%

Ekg
▲33%

▲25%

Customer Service
▲21%

National Average
$28,000

patient care
▼8%

Elder Care
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 29%