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The average hourly pay for an Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician is $14.37.
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$11 - $20
$2 - $1,237
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$17 - $2,044
Total Pay
$23,824 - $42,958
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What Do Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technicians Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician

3.8 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician

The top respondents for the job title Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician are from the companies Baylor Hospital, Kindred Healthcare and Kindred Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Providence Hospital where the average pay is $17.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Hospital and Kindred Healthcare, earning around $15.63 and $15.02, respectively. HCA, Inc. pays the lowest at around $12.61. Baylor Hospital and Select Specialty Hospitals also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.02 and $13.97, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technicians?

Skills in Telemetry, Medical Terminology, Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Video EEG Monitoring.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technicians?

An entry-level Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.30 based on 103 salaries. An early career Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.68 based on 278 salaries. A mid-career Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.81 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.08 based on 129 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.
Employees with Electrocardiogram (EKG) Monitor Technician in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (9.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (13.8% less), San Antonio, Texas (6.5% less) and Fresno, California (1.7% less).

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