Perfusionist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Perfusionists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men working as Perfusionists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$81,014 - $146,844
$81K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $107,865
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50%
90%

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$37.16 - $71.56
$37
$52
$72
MEDIAN: $51.82
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$81,014 - $146,844  
   
Bonus
$1,957 - $31,027  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
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$80,955 - $150,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 303
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$37.16 - $71.56  
   
Overtime
$3.70 - $119.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,957 - $31,027  
   
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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$80,955 - $150,203  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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.
  • Operate heart-lung equipment during surgery under direction of physician.
  • Monitor patient's circulatory process during procedure.

Common Career Paths for Perfusionist


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Although many Perfusionists transition into Medical Perfusionist roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $89K.

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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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Perfusionist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$110,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼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 26 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 11%