Earnings for Cardiovascular Technologists in the United States come in at around $24.36 per hour on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While nearly one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a strong majority have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Cardiovascular Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Cardiovascular Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,234 - $88,023
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MEDIAN: $51,520
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$16.48 - $34.85
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$35,234 - $88,023  
   
Bonus
$150.00  
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$34,505 - $75,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $34.85  
   
Overtime
$23.58 - $50.92  
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$34,505 - $75,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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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Cardiovascular Technologists may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Cardiac Sonographer, which pays $59K on average annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiovascular Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. Cardiovascular Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $67K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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