Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary

Median pay for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $25.90 per hour. Pay generally varies between $19.48 per hour and $35.32. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women make up a slight majority of Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists (51 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,479 - $73,320
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,891
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$19.48 - $35.32
(Median)
$19
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,479 - $73,320  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,318  
Profit Sharing
$294.79  
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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$41,140 - $78,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.48 - $35.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.19  
Overtime
$26.96 - $53.87  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,318  
   
Profit Sharing
$294.79  
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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$41,140 - $78,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 581
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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 advance into roles as Cardiovascular Technologists or Cardiovascular Technicians, but the median salaries are $4K lower and $16K 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 electrophysiology, Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $51K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $59K. For Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $70K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,176

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

With a pay rate for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Milwaukee offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+24 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), Denver (+17 percent), and Tampa (+16 percent). With compensation 4 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salaries

electrophysiology
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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 83 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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