The average hourly pay for an Experienced Patient Care Technician is $15.14.
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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. This job may sometimes cause high-stress situations, as the health of pati…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Technician
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.
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Popular Skills for Patient Care Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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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