Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician Salary

The average pay for an Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician is $13.61 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is associated with high pay for this job.

$20,086 - $45,326
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$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,983
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$10.23 - $18.37
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MEDIAN: $13.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$20,086 - $45,326  
   
Bonus
$153.61  
Total Pay (?
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$21,412 - $39,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $18.37  
   
Overtime
$5.05 - $25.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$153.61  
   
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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$21,412 - $39,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 682

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Job Description for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician

Electrocardiogram (EKG) monitor technicians are primarily responsible for monitoring patients' heart statuses in a hospital environment. These technicians must be alert at all times to immediately inform doctors or physicians when irregularities arise in a patient's stats, though this work is more mentally intensive than physical, and EKG monitor technicians use electrocardiograms to monitor a patient's heart activity. Training is required to used this equipment, though the amount of training required varies by employer, and a high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for an entry-level position with on-the-job training. Some employers require certification, which can be acquired through a trade school or college.

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Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician

Pay by Experience for an Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 438 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 169 salaries. An experienced Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 149 salaries. An Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,080

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Key Stats for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$29,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲12%

Ekg
▼0%

National Average
$29,000

Telemetry
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 21%
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