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How Much Does a Patient Care Technician Earn In The United States?

Patient Care Technician Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$28,000
$23,000
$28,000
$35,000
Patient care technicians in the United States make an average salary of $28,529 per year or $13.72 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $35,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Connecticut, Vermont, California, New Jersey, and New York provide the highest patient care technician salaries.
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Where Patient Care Technicians Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where patient care technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Patient Care Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Connecticut, Vermont and California, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for patient care technicians. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Utah, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
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$39,215
Avg. Salary
$18k
$47k
2. Toms River, NJ
$38,805
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$18k
$47k
$35,577
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$18k
$47k
4. Midland, MI
$30,444
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$18k
$47k
$30,395
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$18k
$47k
$30,074
Avg. Salary
$18k
$47k

High Paying Patient Care Technician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Patient Care Technicians The Most?

To earn a high income as a patient care technician, working for Cornerstone of Medical Arts Center or Bayer might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like MD Anderson Cancer Center and Allegheny Health Network report highly competitive wages for patient care technicians.
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$37k
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$25k
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Patient Care Technician Salary History

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    Recently Added Patient Care Technician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    University of Texas M.D. Anderson
    University of Texas M.D. Anderson
    Patient Care Technician (Nursing Assistant) Critical Care Unit-Day/Evening
    Patient Care Technician (Nursing Assistant) Critical Care Unit-Day/Evening
    Patient Care Technician (Nursing Assistant) Critical Care Unit-Day/Evening
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $36,000
    $36,000
    01/28/2021
    RWJ Barnabas
    RWJ Barnabas
    Patient Care Technician DAY)
    Patient Care Technician DAY)
    Patient Care Technician DAY)
    Toms River, NJ
    Toms River, NJ
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $35,667
    $35,667
    01/27/2021
    Patient Care Technician DAY)
    Patient Care Technician DAY)
    Toms River, NJ
    Toms River, NJ
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $35,667
    $35,667
    01/27/2021
    Tenet Healthcare Corporation
    Tenet Healthcare Corporation
    Patient Care Technician II PCT II PRN Tenet Resource Agency
    Patient Care Technician II PCT II PRN Tenet Resource Agency
    Patient Care Technician II PCT II PRN Tenet Resource Agency
    Phoenix, AZ
    Phoenix, AZ
    01/24/2021
    01/24/2021
    $43,827
    $43,827
    01/24/2021
    Patient Care Technician-Surgical
    Patient Care Technician-Surgical
    Waterloo, IA
    Waterloo, IA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $29,135
    $29,135
    01/23/2021
    Patient Care Technician I-Med/Surg League City (Nights)
    Patient Care Technician I-Med/Surg League City (Nights)
    League City, TX
    League City, TX
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $25,440
    $25,440
    01/23/2021
    Patient Care Technician I-Nights-Med/Surg Cardiac Unit
    Patient Care Technician I-Nights-Med/Surg Cardiac Unit
    Altoona, PA
    Altoona, PA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $25,294
    $25,294
    01/23/2021
    Patient Care Technician
    Patient Care Technician
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago, IL
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $32,995
    $32,995
    01/22/2021
    Patient Care Technician (PCT) Instructor-Temporary
    Patient Care Technician (PCT) Instructor-Temporary
    Beaufort, SC
    Beaufort, SC
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $62,610
    $62,610
    01/22/2021
    Patient Care Technician Float-West Region Resource Team (Multi-Hospital), In-House Registry, Night
    Patient Care Technician Float-West Region Resource Team (Multi-Hospital), In-House Registry, Night
    Winfield, IL
    Winfield, IL
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $45,914
    $45,914
    01/21/2021