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Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary

An average Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $26.01 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $19.20 per hour, and the top verges on $34.93. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists is high. Women make up a slight majority of Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists (51 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,255 - $73,987
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,277
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$19.20 - $34.93
(Median)
$19
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$34,255 - $73,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
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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$40,315 - $77,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.20 - $34.93  
   
Overtime
$26.26 - $51.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
   
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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$40,315 - $77,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 500

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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Cardiac Catheterization Technologist. On average, Cardiac Catheterization Technologists get paid about the same as Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists do. A lot of Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists advance their careers by becoming Cardiovascular Technologists and Cardiovascular Technicians. However, those positions offer $5K less and $17K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Interventional Radiology and Cardiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Most people familiar with 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. 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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Radiology
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National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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