Median pay for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $32.68 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$53,784 - $89,533
$54K
$70K
$90K
MEDIAN: $69,576
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$24.71 - $44.19
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$53,784 - $89,533  
   
Bonus
$0.07 - $19,866  
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$52,581 - $98,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$24.71 - $44.19  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$32.71 - $65.98  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.07 - $19,866  
   
Total Pay (?
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$52,581 - $98,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 386

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse


Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in electrophysiology, Emergency Room, ACLS, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intensive Care Unit. Those educated in Cardiology tend to be well versed in ACLS.

Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $62K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses make a median salary of $74K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $81K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse?

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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Key Stats for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%


National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

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 5%


Cardiology
0%

National Average
$71,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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