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Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary

Average Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists in the United States make around $25.68 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $19.01 per hour and $34.41. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists (51 percent) survey respondents. The majority of Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$33,385 - $72,938
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MEDIAN: $53,433
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$19.01 - $34.41
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,385 - $72,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,291  
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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$39,943 - $77,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.01 - $34.41  
   
Overtime
$25.66 - $51.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,291  
   
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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$39,943 - $77,281  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 513
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Job Description for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


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Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists sometimes move into a Cardiac Catheterization Technologist role, where the salary is similar. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists most frequently advance into Cardiovascular Technologist and Cardiovascular Technician roles even though the median salaries are $4K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


Survey results show that Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists typically report just a few professional skills. Interventional Radiology and Cardiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Cardiology also know Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)

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


Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $69K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries



Radiology
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National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%