Emergency Department Technician Salary

Earnings for Emergency Department Technicians in the United States come in at around $13.41 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $10.11 per hour and $17.83. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Emergency Department Technicians (58 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,189 - $33,797
(Median)
$19K
$24K
$34K
MEDIAN: $23,711
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$10.11 - $17.83
(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
$19,189 - $33,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
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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$21,046 - $38,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $17.83  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $26.61  
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 - $986  
   
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).
)
$21,046 - $38,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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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 who move on to become Emergency Room Registered Nurses may enjoy significant pay raises, as Emergency Room Registered Nurses get paid an average of $60K per year.

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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 Wound Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent, 18 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CPR. Competency in Ekg frequently indicates knowledge of Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician

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


For Emergency Department Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $30K. On average, Emergency Department Technicians make $32K following one to two decades on the job. 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 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 30%

splinting
up arrow 18%

Wound Care
up arrow 8%


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
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
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%
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