Average Entry-Level Patient Care Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Patient Care Technician is $12.21.
MEDIAN $12.21
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $15
$1 - $1,953
Profit Sharing
$0 - $50
Total Pay
$20,605 - $33,355

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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 Fresenius Medical Care North America where the average pay is $13.29. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include DaVita Inc., earning around $13.22. Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. pays the lowest at around $13.07. U.S. Renal Care, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.12.

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
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Patient Care Technician

Skills in Phlebotomy, Dialysis and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care and Elder Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Technician

An early career Patient Care Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.77 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. An experienced Patient Care Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.14 based on 1,668 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 New York, New York earn an average of 28.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (5.2% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (13.0% less) and Dallas, Texas (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

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