Emergency Department Technician Salary

An average Emergency Department Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.46 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.33 per hour on the low end to $17.85 on the high end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Close to a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,241 - $33,621
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$34K
MEDIAN: $23,910
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$10.33 - $17.85
(Median)
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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.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Department Technician


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It's not very common for Emergency Department Technicians to move on to become Emergency Room Registered Nurses. Average pay for an Emergency Room Registered Nurse is $60K annually.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician


Survey results show that Emergency Department Technicians use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, splinting, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 29 percent, 21 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CPR, Emergency Medical Services, and EMT. Employees educated in Ekg are typically practiced in Phlebotomy, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Emergency Department Technicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $27K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $29K. Emergency Department Technicians bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 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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