Cardiovascular Technologist Salary

For Cardiovascular Technologists, hourly average wages total $25.51 per hour. Compensation ranges from $17.37 per hour on the lower end to $35.45 on the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up the majority of Cardiovascular Technologists (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to 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
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$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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $60K. Cardiovascular Technologists bring in $66K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of 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
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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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