Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary

Average Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses in the United States make around $31.93 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses making up 74 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,744 - $93,701
(Median)
$53K
$69K
$94K
MEDIAN: $69,462
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$23.47 - $40.48
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$40
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,744 - $93,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
Total Pay (?
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$50,849 - $88,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$23.47 - $40.48  
   
Overtime
$19.97 - $63.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$50,849 - $88,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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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 Emergency Room, electrophysiology, ACLS, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Intensive Care Unit. The majority of those who know Cardiology also 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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $60K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience can earn $78K on average.

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Experience Affects Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 17%

electrophysiology
up arrow 14%

ACLS
up arrow 4%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

National Average
$69,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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