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Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary (United States)

Hourly pay for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists in the United States typically comes in around $25.33 per hour. Pay ranges from $18.71 per hour on the low end to $34.21 on the high end. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Male Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 52 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary (?
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$34,521 - $71,818
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MEDIAN: $53,483
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Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary (?
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$18.71 - $34.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,521 - $71,818  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,287  
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $400.00  
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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$39,617 - $77,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.71 - $34.21  
   
Overtime
$25.51 - $50.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,287  
   
Profit Sharing
$225.00 - $400.00  
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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$39,617 - $77,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 504
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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.

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Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)

Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists report a narrow range of specific skills. Interventional Radiology and Cardiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 percent respectively. For most people, competency in Cardiology indicates knowledge of 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $49K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. 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 $69K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining close to one-sixth.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Orlando
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Houston
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National Average
$56,000
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For Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 9 percent above the national average. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+7 percent) and Houston (+5 percent).

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Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries

Radiology
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National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 12%