Telemetry Technician Salary
A Telemetry Technician earns an average wage of $13.89 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||$24,598 - $47,924|
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|$22,896 - $41,057|
|Hourly Rate||$10.92 - $19.25|
|Overtime||$6.32 - $32.80|
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Job Description for Telemetry Technician
Telemetry technicians may have multiple job functions. They may perform cardiac testing on patients, including cardiac stress tests and electrocardiograms, to discover cardiac health issues. They must prepare patients for exams and provide test results to both patients and health care providers. They must monitor and record heart rhythms for one or more patients in a hospital unit, identifying/documenting potential abnormal rhythms and reporting them to the appropriate staff. Good communication skills are key for these interactions.Read More...
Organizational skills are required to follow orders from doctors, obtain patient medical histories, and record data and results in patient files. A telemetry technician must be detail-oriented, able to recognize and respond quickly to alarms (and false alarms), and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions as needed.
A high school diploma or GED is required for employment as a telemetry technician, and those in this position will receive in-depth, on-the-job training. However, most also complete an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Radiological Technology, Nursing, or a related health-science field. A strong background in anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology is needed. Basic and advanced life support courses are recommended, as well as cardiac strip monitoring and interpretation coursework and certification.
Telemetry technicians can also obtain national certification.
These technicians work in indoor, climate-controlled environments, such as hospitals and physician offices. Lifting is minimal and travel is not a requirement. Potential exists for exposure to communicable diseases. They may also experience eye strain, as they will watch multiple computer telemetry monitors for eight- to twelve-hour shifts.
Telemetry Technician Tasks
- Prepare, maintain, and interpret telemetry records and system.
- Explain procedure and provide instructions to patient.
- Interpret cardiac rhythms.
- Oversee cardiac monitoring, including applying electrocardiography leads.
Pay by Experience Level for Telemetry Technician
Pay by Experience for a Telemetry Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Telemetry Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 355 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Telemetry Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Telemetry Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 109 salaries. A Telemetry Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 41 salaries.
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