Emergency Department Technician Salary

For Emergency Department Technicians, hourly average wages total $13.89 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Emergency Department Technicians (57 percent) survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$17,379 - $80,000
$17K
$31K
$80K
MEDIAN: $31,441
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$10.94 - $19.56
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MEDIAN: $13.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$17,379 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$60.00  
Total Pay (?
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$23,014 - $42,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $19.56  
   
Overtime
$6.64 - $26.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$60.00  
   
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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$23,014 - $42,646  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 269

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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

  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measure vital signs, if possible.
  • Bathe, shave, or drape patients to prepare them for treatment or examination.
  • Observe patients' conditions and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff.
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • Assist emergency room staff in caring for injured or ill patients.

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 $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician


Emergency Department Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, splinting, and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 17 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include CPR, Emergency Medical Services, and EMT. 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 $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $32K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. As Emergency Department Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $41K.

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Key Stats for Emergency Department Technician

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲13%

▲8%

National Average
$30,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Critical Care
▲25%

splinting
▲17%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲10%

Emergency/Trauma
▲7%

Ekg
▲3%

Orthopedics
▲1%

Phlebotomy
▼0%

ecg
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Wound Care
▼3%

EMT
▼4%

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
▼9%

CPR
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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