The average Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $26.50 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,468 - $83,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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$20.23 - $36.86  
   
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$23.96 - $57.13  
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$42,468 - $83,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 424

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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

  • 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.
  • Prepare and position patients for invasive heart procedures.
  • Monitor gauges, recorder and video screens of computer system during imaging of cardiovascular system.

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. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists most frequently become Cardiovascular Technologists and Cardiovascular Technicians even though median compensation is $6K lower and $17K lower, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


Job skills reported by Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists are limited. Most notably, skills in Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, electrophysiology, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $53K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,434

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Chicago offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists, 38 percent above the national average. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Milwaukee (+23 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), Denver (+15 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). Tulsa is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Employers in Austin and Charlotte also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
038
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries



National Average
$58,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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