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EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salary

EKG Monitor Technicians in the United States take home approximately $13.40 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.95 per hour, and the top verges on $18.16. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female EKG Monitor Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$20,012 - $46,898
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MEDIAN: $30,897
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$9.95 - $18.16
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,012 - $46,898  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
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$20,860 - $40,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $18.16  
   
Overtime
$5.32 - $26.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $503  
   
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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$20,860 - $40,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 765
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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 often transition into upper level Registered Nurse positions, where pay tends to be much higher. On average, Registered Nurses earn $55K per year.

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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $27K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. EKG Monitor Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $35K.

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Experience Affects EKG (Electrocardiogram) Monitor Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

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: 22%