Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salary

Median pay for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses in the United States is around $32.92 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$54,360 - $89,104
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MEDIAN: $69,180
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$24.95 - $44.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$54,360 - $89,104  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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$53,181 - $99,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$24.95 - $44.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$35.29 - $66.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$53,181 - $99,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 374

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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


Survey results show that Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in electrophysiology, Emergency Room, ACLS, and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Intensive Care Unit. Most people experienced in Cardiology also know ACLS.

Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 139 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 104 salaries. An experienced Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 134 salaries. A Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 81 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,743

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses, 48 percent above the national average. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+24 percent), San Antonio (+16 percent), Cincinnati (+10 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 18 percent below the national average. Workers in Austin and Miami earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 3 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

▲15%

▲4%

National Average
$71,000

▼3%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
▲11%

electrophysiology
▲11%

▲6%


▼0%

National Average
$71,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 11%
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