EKG Tech Salaries in California - CA
California EKG Technican Salary
Performing heart diagnostic tests under the supervision of a physician, Electrocardiograph Technicians (otherwise known as EKG Techs) are a very important part of the allied health care team. EKG Techs normally work in hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices. California is the fifth-highest paying state in which EKG Technicians work. According to a 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics publication, the 3600 EKG Techs who work in California make an average annual salary of $56,440, about $8000 more than the national average.
In addition to being the fifth-highest paying state in the country, California also has one of the top paying metropolitan areas for EKG Techs to work: the Santa Rosa/Petaluma area. EKG Techs working there make $66,420 annually. In California, the outlook for EKG Techs is good, with jobs expected to increase by over 30% through the year 2012. A total of 1700 new EKG Tech positions is expected in the state between the years 2002 to 2012.