Emergency Department Technician Salary

The average pay for an Emergency Department Technician is $13.46 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Critical Care and splinting.
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$19,241 - $33,621
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$34K
MEDIAN: $23,910
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$10.33 - $17.85
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,241 - $33,621  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
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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$21,469 - $38,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $17.85  
   
Overtime
$8.11 - $26.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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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$21,469 - $38,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 333
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician

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

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Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 29%

splinting
up arrow 21%

Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 7%

Wound Care
up arrow 5%

Ekg
up arrow 4%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

EMT
up arrow 4%

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
up arrow 5%

CPR
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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