Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab) Salary

Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists in the United States take home approximately $25.90 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $19.48 per hour and $35.32. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists. Women Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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 (?
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Cardiac Catheterization Technologist. Cardiac Catheterization Technologists on average make about as much as Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists do. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists most often move into positions as Cardiovascular Technologists or Cardiovascular Technicians. Cardiovascular Technologists actually earn $4K less on average, however, and Cardiovascular Technicians earn $16K less per year than Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists do.

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Popular Skills for Cardiovascular Technologist (Cath Lab)


Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists note just a narrow range of job skills. 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.


For Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $59K. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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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