Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salary

Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists in the United States take home an average $29.67 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $22.68 per hour and $39.23. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly more than a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. For the most part, Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists survey respondents are women (76 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,950 - $86,035

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$22.68 - $39.23

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,950 - $86,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,930  
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $7,891  
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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$47,633 - $84,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.68 - $39.23  
   
Overtime
$25.29 - $58.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,930  
   
Profit Sharing
$253.42 - $7,891  
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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$47,633 - $84,168  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 749
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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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Survey results show that Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Vascular Ultrasound, Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include RVT and Vascular. Aptitude in Cardiology tends to also indicate an understanding 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.


Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists, Philadelphia provides a pay rate that is 19 percent greater than the national average. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+16 percent), Seattle (+5 percent), Houston (+4 percent), and Tampa (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (13 percent lower) and Austin (8 percent lower).

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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
up arrow 5%

National Average
$63,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%

Vascular
up arrow 3%

RVT
up arrow 15%

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
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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