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How Much Does a Monitor Earn In The United States?

Monitor Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$30,000
$21,000
$30,000
$44,000
Monitors in the United States make an average salary of $30,655 per year or $14.74 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level monitor salary is roughly $21,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000. If you like following the crowd, education and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out retail, education, and transportation companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Connecticut, and New Hampshire provide the highest monitor salaries.
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Where Monitors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where monitors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Monitors Earn In Different Cities?

While a monitor can average a salary of $30,655 per year, or $14.74 per hour, there are many opportunities for monitors to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $32,435 per year. Other high-paying locations include Eureka, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Nashua, NH. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $20,000. The highest paying states for monitors include Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Hawaii. Meanwhile, Illinois, Indiana, and South Dakota offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Boston, MA

Salary Range25k - 40k$32k$32,435

Eureka, CA

Salary Range26k - 38k$32k$32,306

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Salary Range24k - 42k$32k$32,046

Nashua, NH

Salary Range25k - 40k$32k$31,977

New York, NY

Salary Range24k - 40k$31k$31,339

Houston, TX

Salary Range23k - 41k$31k$31,270

Newark, NJ

Salary Range24k - 40k$31k$31,197

Baton Rouge, LA

Salary Range23k - 41k$31k$31,136

Portland, OR

Salary Range25k - 36k$31k$30,787

Tucson, AZ

Salary Range24k - 37k$30k$30,209
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$42k

High Paying Monitor Jobs

Which Companies Pay Monitors The Most?

To earn a high income as a monitor, working for HDR Engineering or The ERM Group might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Oxfam and UC Health report highly competitive salaries for monitors.
Company
Company
Average Salary
HDR Engineering
Salary Range46k - 60k$53k$52,874
The ERM Group
Salary Range45k - 55k$50k$50,034
Oxfam
Salary Range39k - 49k$44k$43,939
UC Health
Salary Range40k - 45k$43k$42,654
Health First
Salary Range39k - 46k$43k$42,597
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Salary Range38k - 43k$41k$41,238
Marshfield Clinic
Salary Range38k - 43k$41k$40,957
Catholic Health Initiatives
Salary Range37k - 43k$40k$40,183
On Time Staffing
Salary Range35k - 44k$40k$39,921
Broward County Public Schools
Salary Range34k - 42k$38k$38,113
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    How Much Do Monitors Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a monitor can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for monitors tend to be found in retail, education, and transportation companies. In fact, monitors can make a yearly salary of $30,239 while working for retail companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Retail

    Salary Range29k - 31k$30k$30,239

    Education

    Salary Range26k - 33k$29k$29,396

    Transportation

    Salary Range23k - 27k$25k$25,424

    Energy

    Salary Range22k - 27k$25k$24,897
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    $33k

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