Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary

For Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses, hourly average wages total $31.92 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses survey respondents are women (74 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$52,744 - $93,701
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$53K
$69K
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MEDIAN: $69,462
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$23.42 - $40.39
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Salary
$52,744 - $93,701  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,922  
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$50,790 - $89,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Hourly Rate
$23.42 - $40.39  
   
Overtime
$20.14 - $62.89  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,922  
   
Total Pay (?
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$50,790 - $89,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 242
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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Emergency Room, electrophysiology, Critical Care, and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $60K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $63K. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $72K. 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 $78K.

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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 13%

Critical Care
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

ACLS
up arrow 2%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 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
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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