Emergency Department Technician Salary

Emergency Department Technicians in the United States take home approximately $13.43 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $10.11 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.85. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Emergency Department Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. For the most part, Emergency Department Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,189 - $33,797
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$34K
MEDIAN: $23,711
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$10.11 - $17.85
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,189 - $33,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,033 - $38,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $17.85  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $26.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,033 - $38,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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Job Description for Emergency Department Technician

The emergency department technician is responsible for assisting doctors, nurses, and other medical staff with providing medical care to emergency room patients. Depending on their facility, the daily tasks and workload for an emergency department technician may vary. The emergency department technician is often one of the first people that a patient sees when they arrive at the hospital. They are in charge of examining patients after initial check-in and answering any questions and helping patients to feel comfortable as they wait for a doctor.

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Emergency Department Technician Tasks

  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • Assist emergency room staff in caring for injured or ill patients.
  • Observe patients' conditions and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure vital signs, if possible.
  • Bathe, shave, or drape patients to prepare them for treatment or examination.

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While Emergency Department Technicians do not often become Emergency Room Registered Nurses, the job pays $60K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician


Survey results suggest that Emergency Department Technicians put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, splinting, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 17 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CPR. Phlebotomy is a skill commonly found among those who know Ekg.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Emergency Department Technicians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $27K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $30K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. As Emergency Department Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $37K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 30%

splinting
up arrow 17%

Wound Care
up arrow 8%


Ekg
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

CPR
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 28%
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