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How Much Does a Patient Sitter Earn In The United States?

Patient Sitter Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$22,000
$17,000
$22,000
$29,000
Patient sitters in the United States make an average salary of $22,531 per year or $10.83 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $29,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, Hawaii, California, Washington, and Connecticut provide the highest patient sitter salaries.
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Where Patient Sitters Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Patient Sitters Earn In Different Cities?

While a patient sitter can average a salary of $22,531 per year, or $10.83 per hour, there are many opportunities for patient sitters to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $30,829 per year. Other high-paying locations include Ann Arbor, MI, Tucson, AZ and Salina, KS. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $23,000. The highest paying states for patient sitters include New York, Hawaii and California. Meanwhile, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Seattle, WA
$30,829
Avg. Salary
$15k
$35k
2. Ann Arbor, MI
$28,019
Avg. Salary
$15k
$35k
3. Tucson, AZ
$23,580
Avg. Salary
$15k
$35k
4. Salina, KS
$23,357
Avg. Salary
$15k
$35k
5. Rock Hill, SC
$18,419
Avg. Salary
$15k
$35k
6. Hickory, NC
$18,247
Avg. Salary
$15k
$35k

High Paying Patient Sitter Jobs

Which Companies Pay Patient Sitters The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Swedish and Texas Health Resources as they offer the highest salaries for patient sitters.
Company
Avg. Salary
$16k
$34k
Avg. Salary
$16k
$34k
Avg. Salary
$16k
$34k
Avg. Salary
$16k
$34k

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Patient Sitter Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Patient Sitter Salaries

    The salary for a patient sitter can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    $30,262
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    03/16/2021
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    $31,785
    $31,785
    03/16/2021
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    $31,305
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    $37,566
    $37,566
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    $25,044
    $25,044
    11/24/2020
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    $26,275
    $26,275
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    $26,275
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    Patient Sitter
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    West Des Moines, IA
    West Des Moines, IA
    09/24/2020
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    $25,044
    $25,044
    09/24/2020
    Patient Sitter PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
    Patient Sitter PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
    Tucson, AZ
    Tucson, AZ
    06/17/2020
    06/17/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    06/17/2020
    Patient Sitter PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
    Patient Sitter PRN Per Diem Tenet Resource Agency
    Tucson, AZ
    Tucson, AZ
    06/17/2020
    06/17/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    06/17/2020