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Perfusionist Salary

Compensation for Perfusionists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($101K). Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Male Perfusionists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,520 - $136,401
(Median)
$77K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $101,299
10%
50%
90%

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$25.08 - $61.83
(Median)
$25
$47
$62
MEDIAN: $47.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,520 - $136,401  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,387  
Profit Sharing
$2,700 - $10,000  
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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$75,439 - $137,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$25.08 - $61.83  
   
Overtime
$47.67 - $85.89  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,387  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,700 - $10,000  
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).
)
$75,439 - $137,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Perfusionist

A perfusionist works in a medical institution to provide care related to the maintenance of the circulatory system. A perfusionist operates equipment whenever medical situations deem it necessary for patient’s circulatory and respiratory functions to be supported. During transfusions, a perfusionist operates the necessary extracorporeal circulation and autotransfusion equipment. A perfusionist may administer IVs to patients and subsequently will need to be familiar with relevant administering methods. The perfusionist should be familiar with all equipment related to the job, including ventricular assist devices. The perfusionist will often work with a physician but should be able to independently determine which equipment needs to be used. When the devices are being used, the perfusionist should be able to monitor the patient’s vital signs and make sure that the machines are working correctly. A perfusionist may also work in an operation room to assist with open heart surgery. The perfusionist should be able to work well on a team, recognize problems that are encountered, and be able to correct them or refer the patient to the appropriate medical party.

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Perfusionist Tasks

  • Monitor patient's circulatory process during procedure.
  • Operate heart-lung equipment during surgery under direction of physician.
  • Administer various types of blood products, medication and control the temperature and blood flow of patient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Perfusionist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Perfusionists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $86K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $101K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Perfusionists make a median salary of $113K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $117K on average.

 
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Experience Affects Perfusionist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$102,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 8%
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