Perfusionist Salary

Perfusionists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $108K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Male Perfusionists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$82,084 - $147,608
$82K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,410
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50%
90%

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$36.58 - $72.35
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$52
$72
MEDIAN: $52.13
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$0$150K
Salary $82,084 - $147,608
Bonus $1,030 - $38,783
Profit Sharing $5,087
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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$82,011 - $150,180
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 325
Hourly Data $0$119
Hourly Rate $36.58 - $72.35
Overtime $3.79 - $119.20
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $1,030 - $38,783
Profit Sharing $5,087
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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$82,011 - $150,180
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Perfusionist


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Many Perfusionists transition into upper-level roles like Medical Perfusionist. However, Medical Perfusionists do report a slightly lower median income of $89K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Perfusionist

Pay by Experience for a Perfusionist has a positive trend. An entry-level Perfusionist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Perfusionist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Perfusionist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $119,000 based on 109 salaries. A Perfusionist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 98 salaries.

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Key Stats for Perfusionist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Perfusionist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$110,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Perfusionist Salaries

ecmo
▲27%

Open Heart
▲1%

National Average
$110,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%
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