$29,982
Avg. Salary
$13.23
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$508

Bonus

$700

Profit Sharing

$10,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Patient Care Technician is $13.23 per hour.

The average pay for a Patient Care Technician is $29,982 per year.

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$17.71
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$19k
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$47k
90%
MEDIAN $29,982
$18,719 - $47,293
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$0$47K
Salary $18,719 - $47,293
Bonus $28.50 - $1,981
Profit Sharing $10.30 - $2,909
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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$21,611 - $38,551
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 406
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.34 - $17.71
Hourly Tips $0.18 - $9.91
Overtime $6.12 - $26.61
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $28.50 - $1,981
Commission $10,500
Profit Sharing $10.30 - $2,909
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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$21,611 - $38,551
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,350

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

  • 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.

Patient Care Technician Pay By Employer

$0$44K

DaVita Inc.
303 profiles
$29,695

$29,315

$30,939

$29,896

UAB Hospital
18 profiles
$24,509

$28,741

Fresinius
18 profiles
$32,115

Presence Health
16 profiles
$26,032

Baylor Hospital
14 profiles
$29,264

HCA, Inc.
14 profiles
$26,794

Common Career Paths for Patient Care Technician


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Patient Care Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Patient Care Technician

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Technician

Pay by Experience for a Patient Care Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Care Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 2,706 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Care Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 1,057 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 842 salaries. A Patient Care Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 272 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,979

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

Patient Care Technician Reviews

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

Patient Care Technician in Little Rock:
"Extremely stressful no leadership; no concern for same."
Pros: Difficult to find good to report. Supervisor well known for lack of management and or people skills through out region, medical director voiced same opinion prior to her being hired. Guess we'll make do with her, expecting cms recert. Inspection. Lack of follow through concerning complaints about her, allowed to continue discriminatory hiring practices,( well documented ) No accountabilty for manager, ( very close friend with area manager ) trust but verify NOT practiced concerning manager. Allowed to re hire employees deemed ineligable for rehire by other fmc managers( three times, same race.)
Cons: Pt care techs are treated very poorly, are contantly reassured thier role is unimportant, and can be easily replaced. Their contributions are very seldom acknowledged as necessary much less praised. No bonus or incentive programs. No educational seminars classes ect. Certainly no conventions or trips. Tech appreciation is lunch served for entire staff, nurses receive t shirts, lunch boxes, gift cards ect. NEVER are techs asked for opinions concerning direct supervisor, much less management. Have no voice concerning how they are treated, try to complain about how your treated; you are subjected to continuous retalliation until you are fired.

Patient Care Technician in Dallas:
"IMC ER."
Pros: LOve people and the team.
Cons: Stress.

Patient Care Technician in Augusta:
"My required salary due to achivement and certification."
All qulifed legeal (US Citierzens) should be pay the accurate pay rate and salary due to their experanice and education level all humanity should honored for there detecation to there levels of earning a higher quality for them selfs and their family and love ones thats what shape America and the Economy. THANKS MRS TASHIA TAYLOR.

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.

Patient Care Technician in Sacramento:
"I love it."
Pros: Taking care of people, three day work weeks.
Cons:

Patient Care Technician in New York:
Pros: Meeting different people every day.
Cons: Getting paid less.

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Key Stats for Patient Care Technician

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 859 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Patient Care Technician Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Technician Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

▲2%




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National Average
$28,000

▼1%


Telemetry
▼3%



▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 859 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 26%