Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary

An average Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $25.82 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $19.29 per hour and $34.96. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 52 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,379 - $73,987

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$19.29 - $34.96

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,379 - $73,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
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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$40,433 - $77,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.29 - $34.96  
   
Overtime
$25.41 - $51.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
   
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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$40,433 - $77,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 507
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Cardiac Catheterization Technologist. Cardiac Catheterization Technologists on average make about as much as Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists do. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists most frequently advance into Cardiovascular Technologist and Cardiovascular Technician roles even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $16K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, and Radiology can expect to be compensated well for these skills. The majority of those who know 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.


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 $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists make a median salary of $65K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $69K on average.

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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 77 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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