Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salary

An Emergency Room (ER) Technician earns an average wage of $13.89 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are CPR and Critical Care. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$20,502 - $48,858
$21K
$33K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,353
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$10.25 - $19.22
$10
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,502 - $48,858  
   
Bonus
$491.32  
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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$21,521 - $41,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $19.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$11.55  
Overtime
$5.85 - $28.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$491.32  
   
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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$21,521 - $41,260  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,077

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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

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Room (ER) Technician

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Room (ER) Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Room (ER) Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 736 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Room (ER) Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 312 salaries. An experienced Emergency Room (ER) Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 180 salaries. An Emergency Room (ER) Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,957

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Emergency Room (ER) Technician Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Emergency Room (ER) Technician

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salaries

▲21%

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Emergency Room (ER) Technician Salaries

CPR
▲38%

Critical Care
▲32%

▲5%


Orthopedics
▲1%


Phlebotomy
▼0%


Ekg
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

EMT
▼6%

CNA
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 24%
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