Cardiovascular Technologist Salary

An average Cardiovascular Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $25.51 per hour. Compensation ranges between $17.37 per hour and $35.45. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Female Cardiovascular Technologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Work is enjoyable for Cardiovascular Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,086 - $85,000
(Median)
$30K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $54,037
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$17.37 - $35.45
(Median)
$17
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,086 - $85,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,528  
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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$36,113 - $77,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$17.37 - $35.45  
   
Overtime
$23.58 - $53.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,528  
   
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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$36,113 - $77,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Job Description for Cardiovascular Technologist

Cardiovascular technologists provide support and help to a doctor in the diagnoses of adults and children with heart problems. Some of the procedures the cardiovascular technologist will encounter include EKG monitoring, stress test monitoring, and pacemaker monitoring.

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Cardiovascular Technologist Tasks

  • 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Cardiovascular Technologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $67K.

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Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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