Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses in the United States take home an average $32.05 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. For the most part, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$52,173 - $82,739
(Median)
$52K
$68K
$83K
MEDIAN: $67,762
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$23.37 - $41.06
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$23
$32
$41
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$52,173 - $82,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Total Pay (?
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$50,639 - $91,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$23.37 - $41.06  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $64.14  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$50,639 - $91,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204

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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 typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in electrophysiology, Critical Care, Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Cardiology also tend to know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $60K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $63K. On average, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses make $74K following one to two decades on the job. As Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $79K.

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Experience Affects Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

electrophysiology
up arrow 13%

Critical Care
up arrow 4%

National Average
$69,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

ACLS
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%