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.

$20,317 - $49,026
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MEDIAN: $33,279
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,317 - $49,026  
   
Bonus
$550  
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$21,041 - $39,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $18.26  
   
Overtime
$5.94 - $25.65  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$550  
   
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$21,041 - $39,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 726
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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

  • 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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Experience Affects Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Ekg
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Telemetry
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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