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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

Average $19.77
Low $13.20
High $29.62
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a patient care technician is $19.77 per hour in the United States. 13.3k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 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. Avera Health
    459 reviews267 salaries reported
    $20.02per hour
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Highest paying cities for Patient Care Technicians near United States

  1. Houston, TX
    $22.38 per hour
    112 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $20.65 per hour
    42 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $19.92 per hour
    157 salaries reported
  1. Baltimore, MD
    $19.83 per hour
    44 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $18.92 per hour
    107 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $18.40 per hour
    56 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $17.26 per hour
    105 salaries reported
  2. Birmingham, AL
    $16.89 per hour
    231 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $16.66 per hour
    89 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
Top fields of study
Nursing Degree
Top certifications
CPR Certification

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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

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Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

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Average $2,306 per week

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Common questions about salaries for a Patient Care Technician

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