Cardiovascular Technologist Salary

The average Cardiovascular Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $25.19 per hour. Earnings sit near $17.43 per hour on the lower side but can approach $34.49 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Cardiovascular Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Cardiovascular Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$28,597 - $68,221

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$17.43 - $34.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,597 - $68,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
Total Pay (?
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$35,946 - $73,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.43 - $34.49  
   
Overtime
$18.75 - $52.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
   
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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$35,946 - $73,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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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.


Cardiovascular Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. Cardiovascular Technologists see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $66K.

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Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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