Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary

An average Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse in the United States can expect to take home roughly $31.81 per hour. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses survey respondents are women (74 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$52,186 - $83,787
(Median)
$52K
$68K
$84K
MEDIAN: $68,265
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$23.59 - $41.78
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$52,186 - $83,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,922  
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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$50,926 - $92,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$23.59 - $41.78  
   
Overtime
$29.79 - $64.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,922  
   
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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$50,926 - $92,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 348
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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


Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Emergency Room, electrophysiology, ACLS, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Intensive Care Unit. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $61K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $64K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $79K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 14%

electrophysiology
up arrow 13%

ACLS
up arrow 7%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Cardiology
0%

National Average
$69,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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