As of August 2015, EKG technicians in the United States make an average hourly rate of $13.00. The salary range for EKG technician jobs is $9.78 to $19.91 per hour, and the average yearly salary is between $20,466 and $42,234, assuming the technician works full-time.
Some factors that affect how much an EKG technician makes include the area in which the technician works and the facility that employs them. EKG technicians who live in California or New York, where the cost of living is relatively high, tend to make more per hour than those who live in states where the cost of living is low. EKG technicians at hospitals tend to make slightly less than those who work at diagnostic labs or for private physicians.