Emergency Department Technician Salary

Average Emergency Department Technicians in the United States make around $14.28 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Emergency Department Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,754 - $70,957
$18K
$31K
$71K
MEDIAN: $30,723
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50%
90%

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$10.96 - $20.70
$11
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.38
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$0$70K
Salary $17,754 - $70,957
Bonus $60.00
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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$23,097 - $44,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.96 - $20.70
Overtime $6.60 - $26.79
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $60.00
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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$23,097 - $44,744
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 225

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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Department Technician


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Emergency Department Technicians might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Emergency Room Registered Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $61K per year.

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Popular Skills for Emergency Department Technician


Emergency Department Technicians report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Critical Care, splinting, and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CPR, Emergency Medical Services, and EMT. Aptitude in Ekg tends to also indicate an understanding of Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Department Technician

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Department Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Department Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 186 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Department 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 78 salaries. An experienced Emergency Department Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 43 salaries. An Emergency Department Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Emergency Department Technician

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲36%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Emergency Department Technician Salaries

Critical Care
▲21%

▲8%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲8%


National Average
$30,000

Ekg
▼1%

ecg
▼1%

Orthopedics
▼2%

▼3%

Wound Care
▼5%

EMT
▼6%

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
▼9%

CPR
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 23%