EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salary

Average EKG Monitor Technicians in the United States make around $13.38 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.94 per hour to $18.33. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of EKG Monitor Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most EKG Monitor Technicians survey respondents are women (75 percent). Some workers in this field — just under one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$20,081 - $48,380
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,442
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$9.94 - $18.33
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,081 - $48,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $499.65  
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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$20,813 - $40,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $18.33  
   
Overtime
$5.22 - $26.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $499.65  
   
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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$20,813 - $40,314  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 882
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Job Description for EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician

An electrocardiogram (EKG) monitor technician assists physicians with preparing, performing, and reviewing electrocardiographic exams. EKG monitor technicians operate technology that provides information for the diagnosis of heart conditions; as such, an EKG monitor technician must be proficient in interpreting results to detect abnormalities. An EKG monitor technician constantly interacts with patients, preparing patients for the procedure by taking down their medical history and answering any concerns they have about the testing process. The EKG monitor technician may also be involved in administrative management by scheduling patients, transcribing test results, writing reports, and performing other clerical procedures.

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EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Tasks

  • Study patients’ charts to determine their normal heart rhythm so abnormalities are detectable.
  • Report significant changes in patients’ heart rate and arrhythmias to nursing staff.
  • Watch heart rate monitors for abnormalities.

Common Career Paths for EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician


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Advancing into a Registered Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for EKG Monitor Technicians, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $55K per year. A Telemetry Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse is a typical transition from an EKG Monitor Technician role.

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Pay by Experience Level for EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician

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


EKG Monitor Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. EKG Monitor Technicians bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $36K.

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Experience Affects EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 22%
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