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How Much Does A Telemetry Technician Make?

Considering a vocational school and a new career as a telemetry technician? Before you take a telemetry technician course, learn more about the daily responsibilities and how much telemetry technicians make.

Average Telemetry Technician Salary

The average hourly pay for a telemetry technician is $14.17 which is a salary of just under $29,000 per year before taxes.

Though, some technicians will earn as much as $19.73 per hour with more experience and the job is often open to overtime hours. Accounting for these differences means that the average telemetry technician salary is closer to $42,000 per year.

As with anything related to the medical field, your hours worked and experience always play a major role in your compensation.

Daily Responsibilities of a Telemetry Technician

Your responsibilities as a telemetry technician are split into 2 distinct groups of tasks. As a cardiac monitor technician, you will be directly responsible for cardiac monitoring. This is your primary job function and you can expect to do the following:

  • Monitoring a patient’s cardiac function
  • Training to identify significant changes
  • Reading rhythm strips and understanding the data that is reflected
  • Reporting directly to a nurse or healthcare provider.
  • Troubleshooting issues with the cardiac monitor

It’s very likely that your duties will also include some form of medical administration. This is your secondary job function:

  • Fill out patient information on charts
  • Help admit and discharge patients
  • Answer the telephone and call patients to schedule follow-up consultations
  • Any additional administrative tasks that your employer requires

A telemetry technician salary will likely be dependent on fulfilling both these roles simultaneously and may increase as a direct result of the additional administrative tasks you are asked to perform.

How Long Does It Take to Become Telemetry Technician?

The telemetry technician course is takes (course length required) to complete. Before starting, we recommend that applicants have a high school diploma or GED.

Some employers will require experience, but this is not always the case.

Resources for Registered Nurses

You can learn more about the medical field and training at the FVI School of Nursing and Technology medical school blog. It’s vital that you remain informed and aware of all medical related news that relates to the world of medical employees!



[1]: Bureau of Labor Statistics – Telemetry Technician