Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary

The average Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $25.76 per hour. Pay generally varies between $19.31 per hour and $34.89. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,114 - $73,049
(Median)
$31K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,138
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$19.31 - $34.89
(Median)
$19
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,114 - $73,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
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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$40,390 - $77,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.31 - $34.89  
   
Overtime
$25.89 - $51.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
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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$40,390 - $77,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 511
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Job Description for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)

A position as a cardiovascular technologist offers an extremely rewarding career. You work side by side with other medical professionals to ensure the safety and health of patients. A cardiovascular technologist (cath lab) technician will need to have a thorough knowledge and work experience with the cardiovascular technologist career field.

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Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) 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.

Common Career Paths for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


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Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Cardiac Catheterization Technologist. The two jobs pay about the same on average. A lot of Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists advance their careers by becoming Cardiovascular Technologists and Cardiovascular Technicians. However, those positions offer $4K less and $16K less per year on average.

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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. Those who have experience with Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, and Radiology can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those familiar with Cardiology also tend to know Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)

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


For Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $58K. Cath Lab 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 $69K.

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Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries

Cardiology
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Interventional Radiology
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National Average
$57,000

Radiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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