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EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for an EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician is $13.31 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salary (?
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$19,976 - $46,184
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MEDIAN: $30,104
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EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salary (?
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$9.91 - $18.34
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,976 - $46,184  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
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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$20,773 - $40,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $18.34  
   
Overtime
$5.18 - $26.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $510  
   
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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$20,773 - $40,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 735
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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.

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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Chicago
up arrow 14%
Los Angeles
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Cleveland
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Dallas
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Fort Worth
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Houston
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National Average
$28,000
Atlanta
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New Orleans
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Experience Affects EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 23%