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Emergency Department Technician Salary

The average Emergency Department Technician in the United States earns approximately $13.26 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.90 per hour and $17.79. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,271 - $38,138
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$38K
MEDIAN: $23,915
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$9.90 - $17.79
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,271 - $38,138  
   
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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$20,628 - $38,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $17.79  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $26.87  
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 - $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).
)
$20,628 - $38,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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 get paid an average $60K per year.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician


Emergency Department Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in splinting, Phlebotomy, Ekg, and CPR are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CPR. Ekg and Phlebotomy are also commonly seen together.

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Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

splinting
up arrow 13%


Ekg
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000

CPR
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 28%