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Patient care technician salary in United States

How much does a Patient Care Technician make in the United States?

Average base salary

$19.57
Average $19.57
Low $13.22
High $28.95
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a patient care technician is $19.57 per hour in the United States. 7.9k salaries reported, updated at February 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Patient Care Technicians in United States

  1. Advocate Aurora Health
    3.6
    2,057 reviews10 salaries reported
    $35.73per hour
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Highest paying cities for Patient Care Technicians near United States

  1. Houston, TX
    $26.64 per hour
    36 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $24.13 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  3. St. Louis, MO
    $23.71 per hour
    54 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $22.47 per hour
    336 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $22.36 per hour
    48 salaries reported
  3. Baltimore, MD
    $18.39 per hour
    5 salaries reported
  1. Rochester, NY
    $18.26 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $17.73 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $17.38 per hour
    11 salaries reported
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Where can a Patient Care Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Patient Care Technicians

Top skills
Leadership Experience
+126.09%salary
Top fields of study
Nursing Degree
+121.35%salary
Top certifications
CPR Certification
+84.84%salary

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Most common benefits for Patient Care Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan assistance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 831 ratings

36% of Patient Care Technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Nursing Assistant

184,311 job openings

Average $19.80 per hour

Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

462,148 job openings

Average $2,541 per week

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Common questions about salaries for a Patient Care Technician

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