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Emergency Department Technician Salary

Average Emergency Department Technicians in the United States make around $13.37 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.01 per hour on the low end to $17.88 on the high end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Emergency Department Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$19,392 - $37,871
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$38K
MEDIAN: $24,284
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$10.01 - $17.88
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
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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
$19,392 - $37,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
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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$20,854 - $38,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $17.88  
   
Overtime
$14.35 - $26.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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).
)
$20,854 - $38,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244

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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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While not commonly seen, Emergency Department Technicians who transition into an Emergency Room Registered Nurse position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Emergency Room Registered Nurses is $60K per year.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician


Job skills reported by Emergency Department Technicians are limited. Most notably, skills in splinting, Phlebotomy, Ekg, and CPR are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include CPR. Ekg and Phlebotomy are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $27K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $37K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

splinting
up arrow 18%


Ekg
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

CPR
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
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%