Updated August 22, 2022

Average Monitor Salary

$15.14hourly

$31,492 yearly

Entry level Salary
$20,000 yearly
$20,000
10 %
$31,492
Median
$47,000
90 %

How much does a Monitor make?

Monitors make $31,492 per year on average, or $15.14 per hour, in the United States. Monitors on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $20,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $47,000.

Location impacts how much a monitor can expect to make. Monitors make the most in Florida, California, Louisiana, Hawaii, and Texas.

Highest Paying States For Monitors

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

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Monitor average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Florida$34,817$16.74260
2Arizona$32,984$15.8663
3Texas$33,313$16.02201
4Louisiana$33,495$16.1030
5Mississippi$31,816$15.3020
6California$34,051$16.37363
7Nevada$31,768$15.2720
8Georgia$31,528$15.1697
9New Mexico$30,587$14.7122
10Alabama$31,619$15.2028
11New Hampshire$29,491$14.1821
12South Carolina$31,593$15.1928
13Vermont$29,007$13.9518
14Kentucky$28,176$13.5547
15Connecticut$30,454$14.6446
16New Jersey$30,612$14.7296
17Pennsylvania$29,751$14.3095
18North Carolina$30,373$14.6062
19New York$30,579$14.70139
20Tennessee$29,514$14.1931
21Arkansas$29,412$14.1415
22Maine$29,409$14.149
23Oklahoma$28,891$13.8943
24Indiana$27,160$13.0664
25Rhode Island$30,231$14.534
26Missouri$27,297$13.1271
27Oregon$28,046$13.4847
28Massachusetts$29,790$14.3285
29Virginia$29,855$14.3585
30Ohio$27,440$13.1967
31West Virginia$28,179$13.555
32Delaware$30,100$14.474
33Alaska$24,519$11.7923
34Wisconsin$26,544$12.7652
35District of Columbia$29,207$14.0414
36Michigan$27,122$13.0445
37Kansas$27,161$13.0629
38Iowa$26,267$12.6323
39Hawaii$33,455$16.082
40Maryland$29,327$14.1030
41Washington$26,619$12.8060
42Minnesota$26,123$12.5647
43Utah$27,097$13.038
44North Dakota$25,905$12.453
45Wyoming$25,917$12.463
46Illinois$26,585$12.7875
47Nebraska$26,247$12.627
48South Dakota$25,799$12.402
49Idaho$26,513$12.752
50Montana$25,376$12.204
51Colorado$26,551$12.7643

Highest Paying Cities For Monitors

Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Fort Lauderdale, FL$35,478$17.06
2Los Angeles, CA$34,404$16.54
3Houston, TX$34,377$16.53
4Baton Rouge, LA$33,752$16.23
5Tucson, AZ$33,540$16.13
6Albany, GA$32,809$15.77
7Jacksonville, NC$31,324$15.06
8New York, NY$30,800$14.81
9Newark, NJ$30,612$14.72
10Philadelphia, PA$30,300$14.57
11Albuquerque, NM$30,152$14.50
12Manchester, CT$30,109$14.48
13Jacksonville, AR$29,839$14.35
14Memphis, TN$29,780$14.32
15Boston, MA$29,775$14.31

Monitor Salary Details

Average Monitor Salary Graph
Average Monitor Salary Graph, Trends, and Summary

What is a Monitor's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
75th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
Average$31,492$2,624$15
25th Percentile$25,000$2,083$12
10th Percentile$20,000$1,667$10

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Monitor Technician$35,460$2,955$17.0556,963
Bus Monitor$26,958$2,246$12.9611,422

Which Companies Pay Monitors The Most?

The highest paying companies for monitors are JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Deloitte according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like General Electric and Parsons report highly competitive wages for monitors.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1JPMorgan Chase & Co.$109,521$52.652
2Deloitte$104,337$50.16
3General Electric$101,324$48.71
4Parsons$99,374$47.781
5Bristol-Myers Squibb$82,704$39.7617
6Boston Public Schools$81,251$39.0640
7ERM$76,950$37.001
8North American Bus Industries Inc$76,778$36.9127
9Stantec$71,806$34.522
10Fluor Corporation$67,549$32.484
11General Dynamics Mission Systems$61,340$29.49
12Northrop Grumman$53,379$25.66
13Trideum$51,474$24.75
14Valent U.S.A$49,392$23.75
15Tetra Tech$47,745$22.952
16Research Foundation of The City University of New York$47,052$22.621
17Washington State University$45,527$21.89
18ManTech$44,983$21.634
19University of Southern California$43,524$20.9311
20New York State Restaurant Association$42,409$20.3919

How Much Do Monitors Make In Different Industries?

Monitor salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the professional, utilities, and retail industries tend to offer much higher salaries for monitors. For example, monitors make a whopping average salary of $36,145 while working in the professional industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $33,734 in the utilities industry and $33,624 in the retail industry.

Monitors may want to avoid working in the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $29,118.

Highest Paying Industries For Monitors

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Professional$36,145$17.38
2Utilities$33,734$16.22
3Retail$33,624$16.17
4Government$32,762$15.75
5Transportation$31,616$15.20
6Manufacturing$29,967$14.41
7Education$29,888$14.37
8Non Profits$29,118$14.00

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Monitor Salary Trends

Average Monitor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Monitor Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$31,500$15.14+4.7%
    2021$30,000$14.43+3.9%
    2020$28,900$13.87+1.6%
    2019$28,400$13.65+5.0%
    2018$27,000$12.97+0.2%

    Recently Added Monitor Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    First StudentMonitorPueblo, CO07/26/2022$27,131
    Mercy Housing & Shelter CorpMonitorWest Hartford, CT07/26/2022$33,392
    The Salvation ArmyMonitorAllentown, PA07/26/2022$25,044
    Community Resources for JusticeProgram Monitor Retention Bonus)Manchester, NH07/26/2022$35,479
    Fort Bend County Justice CenterPre-Trial Monitor-Community Supervision & CorrectionsRosenberg, TX07/26/2022$37,149
    First StudentMonitorAustin, TX07/26/2022$31,305
    Community Resources for JusticeProgram MonitorBoston, MA07/26/2022$31,305
    Lifelong Medical CareSite MonitorOakland, CA07/26/2022$45,079
    Kipp Jacksonville Public SchoolsLunch MonitorJacksonville, FL07/25/2022$21,914
    CaterpillarWarehouse Monitor/2K (2ND Shift)West Fargo, ND07/25/2022$38,422

    Monitor Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Monitors the most?

    Florida pays Monitors the most in the United States, with an average salary of $34,817 per year, or $16.74 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Monitor?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Monitor if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in California you should be paid close to $34,051 per year.

    What type of Monitor gets paid the most?

    Surveillance System Monitor gets paid the most. Surveillance System Monitor made a median salary of $68,213. The best-paid 10 percent make $79,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $58,000.

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