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Emergency Department Technician Salary

Emergency Department Technicians in the United States take home an average $13.37 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.05 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $17.89. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Emergency Department Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Women make up a slight majority of Emergency Department Technicians (57 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,336 - $38,007
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$38K
MEDIAN: $24,098
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$10.05 - $17.89
(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
$19,336 - $38,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
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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$20,917 - $38,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $17.89  
   
Overtime
$14.39 - $26.73  
National Annualized 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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$20,917 - $38,182  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 252

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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 do not often transition into Emergency Room Registered Nurse roles. The role averages $60K per year.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician


Emergency Department Technicians usually report a few specific skills. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include CPR. Ekg and Phlebotomy are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician

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


Emergency Department Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. After two decades in the workforce, the average Emergency Department Technician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $34K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

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 32 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

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