Average Experienced Patient Care Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Patient Care Technician is $15.14.
MEDIAN $15.14
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $20
$202 - $3,000
Profit Sharing
$496 - $1,008
Total Pay
$24,817 - $42,534

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Job Description for Patient Care Technician

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.
The top respondents for the job title Patient Care Technician are from the companies DaVita Inc., Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care North America. Reported salaries are highest at American Renal Associates where the average pay is $21.60. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fresenius Medical Care North America and U.S. Renal Care, Inc., earning around $19.20 and $17.54, respectively. HCA, Inc. pays the lowest at around $13.75. Baylor Hospital and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.17 and $16.27, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Patient Care Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Patient Care Technician
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Patient Care Technician

Skills in Phlebotomy are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicine / Surgery, Telemetry, Elder Care and Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Technician

An entry-level Patient Care Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.21 based on 2,117 salaries. An early career Patient Care Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.77 based on 3,562 salaries. A mid-career Patient Care Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.98 based on 1,898 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Patient Care Technician in their job title in Baltimore, Maryland earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (7.0% more) and Fort Worth, Texas (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (7.8% less), Dallas, Texas (1.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

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