EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salary

Average EKG Monitor Technicians in the United States make around $13.41 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.94 per hour and $18.34. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most EKG Monitor Technicians survey respondents are women (75 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,081 - $48,380
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,442
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$9.94 - $18.34
(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 - $494.42  
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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$20,823 - $40,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $18.34  
   
Overtime
$5.15 - $26.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $494.42  
   
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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$20,823 - $40,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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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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EKG Monitor Technicians who move on to become Registered Nurses may enjoy significant pay raises, as Registered Nurses get paid an average of $55K per year. Becoming a Telemetry Technician or a Licensed Practical Nurse is often the next step for an EKG Monitor Technician.

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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.


For EKG Monitor Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $27K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $30K. EKG Monitor Technicians see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. EKG Monitor Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

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Experience Affects EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%
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