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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Patient Care Technician Salary

$14.92 hourly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$31,024 yearly

Entry level Salary
$23,000 yearly
$23,000
10 %
$31,024
Median
$40,000
90 %

How much does a Patient Care Technician make?

Patient care technicians make $31,024 per year on average, or $14.92 per hour, in the United States. Patient care technicians on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $40,000.

Location impacts how much a patient care technician can expect to make. Patient care technicians make the most in Vermont, Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, and Oregon.

Highest Paying States For Patient Care Technicians

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

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Patient Care Technician average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Montana$37,004$17.79320
2North Dakota$35,247$16.95274
3Vermont$47,570$22.87153
4Maine$36,543$17.57326
5Hawaii$44,507$21.40193
6California$44,242$21.275,877
7New Hampshire$36,823$17.70403
8Mississippi$34,838$16.75504
9Washington$36,452$17.521,758
10New Mexico$34,448$16.56492
11Nevada$35,602$17.12491
12Oregon$38,092$18.31884
13Minnesota$34,437$16.561,677
14Massachusetts$39,611$19.041,720
15Wisconsin$33,022$15.881,420
16Oklahoma$35,043$16.85681
17West Virginia$33,168$15.95340
18Nebraska$33,936$16.32497
19Arizona$32,316$15.542,020
20Illinois$33,005$15.873,359
21Connecticut$36,704$17.65662
22Michigan$30,563$14.692,600
23Kansas$32,463$15.61661
24Tennessee$30,409$14.621,480
25Colorado$33,253$15.991,391
26New Jersey$35,534$17.081,500
27Louisiana$29,801$14.33941
28Iowa$29,569$14.221,058
29New York$35,970$17.292,071
30Texas$32,612$15.683,912
31Florida$30,960$14.883,671
32Georgia$29,446$14.162,516
33Arkansas$30,666$14.74368
34Missouri$27,938$13.431,627
35South Dakota$28,294$13.60252
36Rhode Island$31,644$15.21198
37Ohio$29,370$14.122,136
38Wyoming$30,605$14.7198
39Alaska$26,962$12.96249
40Indiana$27,235$13.091,596
41Alabama$28,864$13.88870
42North Carolina$26,656$12.822,656
43South Carolina$28,806$13.85955
44Pennsylvania$29,374$14.121,974
45Utah$29,389$14.13580
46District of Columbia$31,580$15.18196
47Idaho$26,345$12.67346
48Delaware$29,023$13.95227
49Kentucky$23,684$11.39885
50Virginia$27,600$13.271,934
51Maryland$24,895$11.971,328

Highest Paying Cities For Patient Care Technicians

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Boston, MA$39,666$19.07
2Troy, NY$37,180$17.88
3Rochester, NH$36,808$17.70
4Danbury, CT$36,608$17.60
5Edison, NJ$35,488$17.06
6Fargo, ND$35,372$17.01
7Norman, OK$35,359$17.00
8Albuquerque, NM$34,406$16.54
9Rochester, MN$34,201$16.44
10El Paso, TX$33,751$16.23
11Denver, CO$33,220$15.97
12Chicago, IL$33,117$15.92
13Milwaukee, WI$32,963$15.85
14Phoenix, AZ$32,307$15.53
15Kansas City, KS$32,215$15.49

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Boston, MA
  2. Troy, NY
  3. Rochester, NH
  4. Danbury, CT
  5. Edison, NJ

Patient Care Technician Salary Details

Patient Care Technician Salary

What is a Patient Care Technician's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$40,000$3,333$19
75th Percentile$35,000$2,917$17
Average$31,024$2,585$15
25th Percentile$26,000$2,167$13
10th Percentile$23,000$1,917$11

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Patient Sitter$28,079$2,340$13.50188,756
Patient Escort$29,996$2,500$14.42174,801
Behavioral Health Technician$32,149$2,679$15.4699,503
Clinical Technician$38,736$3,228$18.62161,812
Medical Service Technician$36,610$3,051$17.60189,362
Emergency Room Technician$33,015$2,751$15.87129,444

Which Companies Pay Patient Care Technicians The Most?

The highest paying companies for patient care technicians are County of San Joaquin, CA and Eisenhower Medical Center according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Prime Healthcare and CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center report highly competitive wages for patient care technicians.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1County of San Joaquin, CA$57,773$27.78
2Eisenhower Medical Center$54,451$26.1828
3Prime Healthcare$50,812$24.43560
4CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center$42,763$20.5612
5Dignity Health$40,238$19.35320
6Kroger$35,620$17.13163
7McKesson$35,078$16.864
8University of Washington$34,944$16.80187
9Connally Memorial Medical Center$34,859$16.763
10Cancer Treatment Centers of America$34,117$16.409
11Miriam Hospital$34,100$16.3963
12Univ Of Colorado-Colorado Spgs$34,091$16.3964
13Vanderbilt University Medical Center$33,999$16.35169
14ManpowerGroup$33,921$16.317
15University of Rochester$33,885$16.29108
16AdventHealth$33,807$16.25391
17Sanford Health$33,763$16.23479
18Adventist HealthCare$33,722$16.2158
19Kindred Healthcare$33,696$16.2074
20CyberCoders$33,695$16.20

Patient Care Technician Salary Trends

Average Patient Care Technician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Patient Care Technician Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$31,000$14.92+3.6%
    2021$29,900$14.38+2.7%
    2020$29,100$14.00+3.7%
    2019$28,000$13.48+2.2%
    2018$27,400$13.19-0.5%

    Recently Added Patient Care Technician Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Memorial Health SystemPatient Care Technician-Surgical Step DownMarietta, OH06/01/2022$31,305
    Aspen Valley HospitalPatient Care TechnicianGlenwood Springs, CO06/01/2022$45,914
    County of El Paso TxPatient Care TechnicianEl Paso, TX05/30/2022$26,401
    HCAPatient Care TechLas Vegas, NV05/29/2022$39,319
    ActalentPatient Care TechnicianOklahoma City, OK05/29/2022$44,871
    TouroPatient Care Technician SOSMetairie, LA05/27/2022$37,566
    East Jefferson HospitalPatient Care Technician SOSMetairie, LA05/27/2022$37,566
    Hirebridge OrganicPatient Care TechOak Park, IL05/27/2022$52,175
    Camp RecoveryPatient Care Technician-DayshiftLouisville, TN05/26/2022$31,305
    AvertestPatient Care Technician (Under 20)Madison Heights, MI05/25/2022$27,131

    Patient Care Technician Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Patient Care Technicians the most?

    Vermont pays Patient Care Technicians the most in the United States, with an average salary of $47,570 per year, or $22.87 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Patient Care Technician?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Patient Care Technician if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Hawaii you should be paid close to $44,507 per year.

    What type of Patient Care Technician gets paid the most?

    Hemodialysis Technician gets paid the most. Hemodialysis Technician made a median salary of $40,718. The best-paid 10 percent make $49,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $33,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Patient Care Technician?

    A good starting salary for a patient care technician is $23,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a patient care technician in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for patient care technicians is $31,024, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a patient care technician can vary by state.

    Does a PCT make more than a CNA?

    Yes, a PCT earns more money than a CNA, in general. Patient care technicians earn slightly more money, making around $14 per hour than just under $13 an hour that certified nursing assistants make.

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