Perfusionist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Perfusionists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $102K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Perfusionists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$76,592 - $137,506

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$25.34 - $65.12

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,592 - $137,506  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,489  
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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$75,733 - $138,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$25.34 - $65.12  
   
Overtime
$47.93 - $85.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $23,489  
   
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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$75,733 - $138,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although inexperienced employees take home approximately $85K, those who have five to 10 years under their belts benefit from a six-figure median of $102K. Perfusionists see a median salary of $113K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $118K on average.

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Experience Affects Perfusionist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$103,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 9%
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