$13.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$511

Profit Sharing

$750

Commission

$10,500

The average pay for a Patient Care Technician is $13.17 per hour.

$18,812 - $46,668
$19K
$30K
$47K
MEDIAN: $29,906
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$10.28 - $17.65
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$0$46K
Salary $18,812 - $46,668
Bonus $25.64 - $1,988
Profit Sharing $10.07 - $2,980
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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$21,499 - $38,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 405
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.28 - $17.65
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $9.84
Overtime $6.19 - $26.43
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $25.64 - $1,988
Commission $10,500
Profit Sharing $10.07 - $2,980
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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$21,499 - $38,588
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,316

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.

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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: $27,884

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 Houston:
"I love the growth involved."
Pros: I love my job and the growth involved in it, I believe my experience here will make me a great nurse !:)
Cons:

Patient Care Technician in Birmingham:
"Best part of the job is working with the patients !!"
Pros: What I like most about working at UAB is meeting the diverse patient population, and providing care to some of them. Seeing them recover and progress from trauma is very rewarding. The hospital offers a lot to help with working in a stressful environment, such as: yoga, hospital walking trail, health rewards, nutrition and wellness classes, and mental health therapy. The educational assistance program is a plus, you only pay for your books, online fees, student parking, and other fees.
Cons: Poor leadership and communication across the board. Not everyone grasp UAB core values, they speak them, but actions always speak louder words. Managers show preferential treatment based on race and if you fit into the unit's click. You have a lot of people with degrees and titles, but no leadership skills. The really great nurses are the ones who worked as CNA/Techs while completing nursing school.

Patient Care Technician in Fairborn:
"The little clinic."
Pros: A nice company to work for, must know the ins & outs of the management.
Cons: How a lot of the departments are out of state I.e. ( scheduling, HR..)

Patient Care Technician in Butte:
"Terrible Communication, Wonderful Patients."
Pros: My experience at Fresenius is ending with mixed emotions. The patients I have encountered have all been amazing. Many of the people I have had as co-workers have also been wonderful and true assets to our little community. Coming to work and facing new challenges every day is something I have come to love. Watching patients smile makes my day.
Cons: The management team in our facility has made our jobs near impossible to achieve our mission statement. Also, they have made the atmosphere very bleak. This is the hardest environment I have ever worked in. I believe in working "smarter, not harder." Everytime I try to bring new ideas to the table they get shot down. This is a very discouraging place to work.

Patient Care Technician in Birmingham:
"Working as a Pct.."
Pros: I like the exposure and hospital experience, considering I am in nursing school. Being exposed to basic tasks allows me to function as a nursing student, more efficiently. Also, seeing illnesses of all kinds is good exposure for medsurg.
Cons: Pcts are underpaid, and even worse in some places, over others. And some places really overwork their pcts with maxed patients and overflow. It can be quite stressful at times.

Patient Care Technician in Jefferson City:
Pros: There are quite a few things to like about the position like getting to help out patients when they especially need to have you around. You can learn alot about medicine from the nurses and doctors around the hospital its a great position to begin a medical career. Many people have done so.
Cons: There is quite a heavy load of work required for patient care technians. The work is very aerobic, lots of running around and a good amount of endurance is required for all that one does. There is a lot of lifting like lifting thats not really like regular weight lifting with barbells. But this is not the most physical job I have ever had, I worked in a warehouse loading boxes and I worked harder. I worked more physically as an overnight cook at McDonalds. The very worst aspect is that there is no ability to progress in this job without traditional education. If you don't intend to work as a nurse you may find yourself doing this job a long time because there is nothing else you can do in your area that pays as well that isn't back breaking labour, which will find a person who wants to achieve something better being very disappointed.

Patient Care Technician in Washington:
"Tough work but rewarded in love."
Pros: Interacting with patients. Making a difference.
Cons: Overworked. Understaffed. Commute. Hours.

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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 794 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Patient Care Technician Salaries

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▲11%

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National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Technician Salaries

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National Average
$28,000

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Telemetry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 794 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
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

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