An Emergency Room (ER) Technician earns an average wage of $13.84 per hour. A skill in CPR is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$20,259 - $48,482
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,273
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$10.24 - $18.92
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,259 - $48,482  
   
Bonus
$700  
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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$21,493 - $40,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $18.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$11.55  
Overtime
$3.19 - $27.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$21,493 - $40,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,090
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Job Description for Emergency Room (ER) Technician

An emergency room (ER) technician works alongside emergency room doctors and registered nurses as a first-line caregiver in a modern hospital setting. This technician essentially performs the more routine processes that make up patient care in this setting. The tech also helps to relay care information and observations back to doctors and nurses.

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Emergency Room (ER) 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Technician

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,516

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Emergency Room (ER) Technician Reviews

What is it like working as an Emergency Room (ER) Technician?

Emergency Room (ER) Technician in Tyler:
"All skills."
Pros: Staying busy, knowing that if anyone needs help I'm one of the first people they'll come to.
Cons: I feel like I should be getting paid more.

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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salaries

CPR
up arrow 38%


Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 4%

Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
up arrow 2%

Ekg
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Phlebotomy
0%

National Average
$30,000

EMT
up arrow 5%

Critical Care
up arrow 6%

CNA
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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