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Patient Care Technician Demographics in the US

The average employee age for patient care technicians is 36 years. The patient care technician workforce reached a whopping 149,630 in 2020!

Among patient care technicians, we discovered that 76.8% of them are women, while 19.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among patient care technicians is White, which makes up 54.0% of all patient care technicians. Comparatively, there are 20.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 15.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of patient care technicians are located in NY, New York and MO, Saint Louis.

Patient Care Technician Statistics and Facts in the US

After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 149,630 patient care technicians currently employed in the United States.
  • 76.8% of all patient care technicians are women, while only 19.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed patient care technician is 36 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of patient care technicians is White (54.0%), followed by Black or African American (20.8%) and Hispanic or Latino (15.3%).
  • The majority of patient care technicians are located in NY, New York and MO, Saint Louis.
  • Patient care technicians are most in-demand in Saint Louis, MO.
  • Patient care technicians are paid an average annual salary of $28,529.
  • Santa Ana, CA pays an annual average wage of $39,215, the highest in the US.
  • Patient care technicians average starting salary is $23,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 98% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid patient care technicians earn as much as $35,000 or more.
  • Illinois is the best state for patient care technicians to live.
  • Patient care technicians are more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Patient Care Technician Statistics by Race

The most common ethnicity among patient care technicians is White, which makes up 54.0% of all patient care technicians. Comparatively, there are 20.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 15.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 54.0%
  • Black or African American, 20.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 15.3%
  • Asian, 7.1%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.2%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Patient Care Technicians

The chart below shows that 70.4% of patient care technicians speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.9% and Tagalog is the third-most popular at 2.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 70.4%
  • French, 8.9%
  • Tagalog, 2.1%
  • Arabic, 1.9%
  • Portuguese, 1.8%
  • Other, 14.9%

Types of Patient Care Technician Degree Levels

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for patient care technicians. The most common degree for patient care technicians is bachelor's degree. In fact, 20% of patient care technicians earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 18% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 12%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 20%
  • Associate degree, 18%
  • High School Diploma degree, 12%
  • Diploma degree, 8%
  • Other Degrees, 42%

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Average Age of a Patient Care Technician Based On Race And Gender

We determined the average age of patient care technicians based on ethnicity and gender.

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The Average Number of Years That Patient Care Technician Stay in a Job

By looking over 53,425 patient care technicians resumes, we figured out that the average patient care technician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Patient Care Technician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of patient care technician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of patient care technicians is 20-30 years old, which represents 44% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Patient Care Technician Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, guitar technician and driver/technician have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Mammographer8%88%
Mammography Technician8%88%
Radiographer, Mammographer9%90%
Patient Care Technician19%77%
Armorer Technician87%12%
Driver/Technician88%9%
Guitar Technician92%5%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Guitar Technician
Driver/Technician
Armorer Technician
Patient Care Technician
Radiographer, Mammographer
Mammography Technician
Mammographer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Patient Care Technicians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to patient care technicians.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Laboratory Supervisor9.44%
Medical Records Clerk10.63%
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse12.56%
Patient Care Technician13.83%
Bench Optician14.40%
Paramedic15.76%
Imaging Assistant18.68%

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Patient Care Technician Gender Pay Gap

male-income
Male Income
$31,098
female-income
Female Income
$30,555

Patient Care Technician Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$32,905
$32,424
$31,944
$31,463
$30,982
$30,501
$30,020
$29,539
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Patient Care Technician Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$28,190
High School Diploma or Less$28,769
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,386
Master's Degree$33,412

Patient Care Technician Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$35,025
$33,412
$31,800
$30,188
$28,575
$26,963
$25,351
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

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Where Do Patient Care Technicians Earn The Most?

The map here shows where patient care technicians earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Patient Care Technicians Located?

By looking through more than 53,425 resumes, we found that the most popular places for patient care technicians are NY, New York and MO, Saint Louis.

Number of Patient Care Technicians

Where Are Patient Care Technicians In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country patient care technicians are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Patient Care Technician Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ patient care technicians. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most patient care technicians is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire patient care technicians.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Patient Care Technician Work In

Employees with the patient care technician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most patient care technicians prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Top Industries Hiring Patient Care Technicians

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ patient care technicians. Those industries include health care, non profits and professional.

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Health Care

Non Profits

Professional

Fortune 500

Education