Patient Care Technician Salary in the US

$32,739
per year
per hour
$15.74
per hour
per year

Patient Care Technician - Average Salary & Hourly Pay

The average salary for a Patient Care Technician (PTC) is $32,739 per year ($15.74 per hour), which is $20,751 (-39%) lower than the average salary in the US.
A Patient Care Technician can expect an average starting salary of $25,430. The highest salaries can exceed $49,100.
$25,430
Low
$32,739
Average salary
$49,100
High
$12.22
Low
$15.74
Average salary
$23.60
High

Patient Care Technician Salary Range

Low
$25,430
Average salary
$32,739
Experienced
$39,083
High
$49,100
Low
$12.22
Average salary
$15.74
Experienced
$18.79
High
$23.60
Among Patient Care Technicians (also called Patient Care Assistants) in the US, early career Certified Patient Care Technicians (CPCT) tend to have the lowest pay rates, while positions like Dialysis Patient Care Technicians and Lead Patient Care Technicians enjoy the highest pay rates.

Patient Care Technician - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Lead Patient Care Technician$45K/year
+37% 
Dialysis Patient Care Technician$37K/year
+13% 

Patient Care Technician - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Patient Care Technician with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting pay of $13 per hour. A mid career Patient Care Technician with 4-9 years of experience earns an average pay of $15, while an experienced Patient Care Technician with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $18. Patient Care Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn $19 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Patient Care Technician

Late Career▲ +21%
Experienced▲ +14%
Average Salary$15.74/hour
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -17%

Gender Breakdown

Female
89%
Male
11%

Patient Care Technician - Jobs by Location

Patient Care Technician - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Patient Care Technician jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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