Telemetry Nurse Salary
Median pay for Telemetry Nurses in the United States is around $28.11 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Telemetry Nurses make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Total Pay (||$48,685 - $85,448|
|Hourly Rate||$22.72 - $40.86|
|Overtime||$27.15 - $48.43|
|Total Pay (||$48,685 - $85,448|
Job Description for Telemetry Nurse
Telemetry nurses work with a variety of technical medical equipment to monitor and manage the vital signs of patients. They fall under the category of progressive care nurses, as defined by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and are generally responsible for caring for acutely ill patients, while they may also work in sleep centers and less-critical environments that require significant monitoring of technical equipment.Read More...
Telemetry nurses work with everything from electrocardiogram equipment to sleep sensors to blood pressure gauges and must not only know how to use these devices, but also understand and interpret the data provided. In addition to technical skills, they also fulfill many standard nursing duties, such as administering medication, serving as a liaison with doctors, and providing information to patients, so communication and interpersonal skills are beneficial for this position.
A two- or four-year degree and one or more of a variety of AACN certifications are generally required for this position. Telemetry nurses work primarily in a hospital environment, but may also work within patients' homes or wherever medical attention is needed. They may occasionally work with private medical companies in clinical trials or other investigative avenues, and often work under a doctor and in conjunction with other medical professionals to deliver quality care. Because they usually work with critical patients, telemetry nurses work in units which often require 24-hour bedside care, and long hours are not uncommon in this position.
Pay by Experience Level for Telemetry Nurse
Pay by Experience for a Telemetry Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Telemetry Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telemetry Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Telemetry Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 18 salaries. A Telemetry Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 8 salaries.
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