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Emergency Department Technician Salary (United States)

Emergency Department Technicians in the United States usually make around $13.11 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.91 per hour on the low end to $17.55 on the high end. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Job satisfaction for Emergency Department Technicians is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Emergency Department Technician Salary (?
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$19,189 - $38,268
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MEDIAN: $23,711
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Emergency Department Technician Salary (?
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$9.91 - $17.55
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
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$19,189 - $38,268  
   
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$0.00 - $1,445  
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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$20,629 - $37,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $17.55  
   
Overtime
$14.28 - $26.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,445  
   
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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$20,629 - $37,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Department Technician

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Emergency Department Technicians' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Emergency Room Registered Nurse. Emergency Room Registered Nurses usually get paid $60K per year.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician

Emergency Department Technicians report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in splinting, Phlebotomy, Ekg, and CPR are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CPR. Many workers who know Ekg also know Phlebotomy.

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Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

splinting
up arrow 14%
Ekg
up arrow 5%
National Average
$27,000
CPR
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 29%