An Emergency Room (ER) Technician earns an average wage of $12.57 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Emergency/Trauma and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Emergency Room (ER) Technician Total Pay (?
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$21,141 - $46,013
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MEDIAN: $30,770
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Emergency Room (ER) Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.58 - $17.28
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,141 - $46,013  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $815  
Total Pay (?
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$20,194 - $38,858  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,164
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $17.28  
   
Overtime
$12.19 - $27.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $815  
   
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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$20,194 - $38,858  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,164
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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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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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Baltimore
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Houston
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Denver
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Chicago
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San Antonio
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National Average
$27,000
Detroit
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Louisville
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Lafayette
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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

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National Average
$27,000
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Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
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: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 27%
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