Cardiovascular Technologist Salary (United States)

Cardiovascular Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $25.32 per hour. Compensation starts at $17.18 per hour and can reach $34.93. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Cardiovascular Technologists (67 percent) are women. Most Cardiovascular Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Cardiovascular Technologist Salary (?
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$30,622 - $84,430
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MEDIAN: $53,409
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Cardiovascular Technologist Salary (?
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$17.18 - $34.93
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,622 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
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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$35,074 - $76,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.18 - $34.93  
   
Overtime
$27.72 - $53.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,526  
   
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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$35,074 - $76,165  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Job Description for Cardiovascular Technologist

  • Prepare and position patients for invasive heart procedures.
  • Monitor gauges, recorder and video screens of computer system during imaging of cardiovascular system.
  • Conduct cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments.
  • Prepare reports of diagnostic procedures for interpretation by physician.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiovascular Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Cardiovascular Technologists, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Though starting salaries approximate $50K, they climb to $58K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $66K. Cardiovascular Technologists who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $69,907. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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National Average
$55,000
Orlando
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Jacksonville
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Residency does not play a huge part in determining salary, but people in Dallas do earn salaries that slightly surpass the national average. Jacksonville is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average.

Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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