Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salary (United States)

An Emergency Room (ER) Technician earns an average wage of $12.76 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salary (?
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$20,344 - $45,407
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MEDIAN: $30,603
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Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salary (?
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$9.68 - $17.44
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,344 - $45,407  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $801  
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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$20,298 - $38,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $17.44  
   
Overtime
$11.66 - $26.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $801  
   
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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$20,298 - $38,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,106
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Job Description for Emergency Room (ER) Technician

An ER technician works in the emergency room to support emergency room staff in providing care to injured or ill patients. An ER technician must have at least a high school diploma as well as further specialized training. The position requires some certification, usually at least an EMT certificate. An ER technician may be enrolled in a nursing program. Many employers also require at least a year of prior nursing experience. Technological ability is also necessary, since the job usually requires the use of various computer systems to record and process patient information.
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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

San Diego
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Philadelphia
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Boston
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Washington
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Baltimore
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$27,000
Austin
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San Antonio
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Louisville
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Detroit
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St. Louis
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Phoenix
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Atlanta
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Baton Rouge
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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salaries

Phlebotomy
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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 26%