Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses in the United States pull down an average of $31.81 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,186 - $83,787
(Median)
$52K
$68K
$84K
MEDIAN: $68,265
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$23.59 - $41.78
(Median)
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$42
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 (?
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Intensive Care Unit. Most people skilled in Cardiology are similarly competent 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.


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 $64K. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $79K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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