Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Patient Care Technician is $14.41
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Technicians?
An early career Patient Care Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.06 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Patient Care Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.86 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Patient Care Technicians Do?
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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- 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.