Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salary

Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $29.58 per hour. Compensation ranges from $22.68 per hour on the lower end to $39.02 on the higher end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists making up 76 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,122 - $86,691
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$45K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,024
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$22.68 - $39.02
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,122 - $86,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,830  
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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$47,567 - $84,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.68 - $39.02  
   
Overtime
$25.29 - $58.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,830  
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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$47,567 - $84,075  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 736
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Job Description for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist

A registered vascular ultrasound technician works in a hospital or clinic to assist doctors by creating images of patients' circulatory system. They work alongside physicians and nurses to explain imaging procedures in a manner that helps put the patient at ease. The technologist then creates various scans with the ultrasound equipment of the areas on the patient as directed by the physician.

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Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Tasks

  • Process and code film, video and images from procedures and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Create two-dimensional recordings of vascular system using Doppler, Ultrasound and related equipment.
  • Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images according to physician's directive.
  • Prepare and position patient for ultrasound exam and explain procedure, perform non-invasive vascular tests.

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Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Vascular Ultrasound, Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like RVT and Vascular. Competency in Cardiology frequently indicates knowledge of Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $57K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists make a median salary of $69K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists will find that Philadelphia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+16 percent), Seattle (+5 percent), Houston (+4 percent), and Tampa (+3 percent). Pittsburgh is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (17 percent less) and Austin (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%



National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Vascular Ultrasound
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Cardiology
0%

National Average
$63,000

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Vascular
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RVT
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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