Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary (United States)

A typical Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) in the United States can expect to take home roughly $25.33 per hour. The top of the range reaches $34.21, and the bottom approaches $18.71 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 52 percent. Job satisfaction for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)s is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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MEDIAN: $25.00
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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 (?
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$39,617 - $77,762  
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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  
PayScale
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)

Professional skills reported by Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)s are few in number. Interventional Radiology and Cardiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 5 percent and 5 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.
For Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)s, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Though starting salaries approximate $49K, they climb to $58K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $65K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)s earning an average of $69K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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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Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)s will find that Atlanta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 9 percent. Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)s 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%
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