An average Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse in the United States can expect to take home roughly $32.72 per hour. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$52,355 - $89,396
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$52K
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MEDIAN: $68,159
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$24.71 - $44.09
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$52,355 - $89,396  
   
Bonus
$0.07 - $19,866  
Total Pay (?
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$52,353 - $98,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$24.71 - $44.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$32.57 - $66.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.07 - $19,866  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,353 - $98,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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Job Description for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse

Cardiac catheterization is an essential part of medical facilities treating heart issues, as it is an important way to both treat and diagnose conditions. A cardiac catheterization laboratory registered nurse is in charge of assisting the doctor through that process, which involves inserting a thin, long, and flexible tube into a groin, arm, or neck blood vessel; then, that tube is fed toward the heart. Additionally, this nurse is generally involved in pacemaker care and treatment of other cardiovascular issues in a hospital laboratory environment. While assisting in treatment, the nurse is generally charged with keeping specific records of the treatment; they also take care of the patient before, during, and after the procedure while coordinating efforts with the rest of the staff, volunteers, and hospital departments.

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Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Tasks

  • Develop and implement nursing orders based on information received.
  • Assess the patient history, the physical and psychosocial status of the patient.
  • Perform both technical and professional aspects of cardiac catheterization.
  • Performs specialized nursing care in all phases of the Cardiovascular Lab.
  • Report information to maintain continuity of care.

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Popular Skills for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse


Survey results show that Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in electrophysiology, Emergency Room, ACLS, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Intensive Care Unit. For most people, competency in Cardiology indicates knowledge of ACLS.

Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $61K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $66K. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $80K.

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse in Chandler:
"I wish I knew how stressful it could be."
Be advised that you are working with very sick people in a stressful and emergent environment. You must have a passion for this calling. It can be very rewarding at times, but very fast paced. It is wonderful when you actually help a patient and even save they're life!

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Experience Affects Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%


National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 11%

electrophysiology
up arrow 11%

ACLS
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 2%

Cardiology
0%

National Average
$70,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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