Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary

Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $25.78 per hour on average. Lower pay rates hover around $19.30 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $34.91. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,379 - $73,987
(Median)
$31K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,307
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$19.30 - $34.91
(Median)
$19
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,379 - $73,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
Total Pay (?
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$40,402 - $77,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.30 - $34.91  
   
Overtime
$25.46 - $51.91  
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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$40,402 - $77,529  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 509
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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. Many Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists choose to become Cardiovascular Technologists and Cardiovascular Technicians as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $4K less and $16K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, and Radiology can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people skilled in Cardiology are similarly competent in 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $58K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $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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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
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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