Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salary

Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists in the United States take home approximately $29.90 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $22.87 per hour to $39.37. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Female Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,457 - $87,949
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$47K
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$88K
MEDIAN: $65,152
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$22.87 - $39.37
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$47,457 - $87,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,830  
Total Pay (?
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$48,115 - $84,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.87 - $39.37  
   
Overtime
$26.71 - $58.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
   
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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$48,115 - $84,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 820
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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 suggest that Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Vascular Ultrasound, Ultrasound, Abdomen, and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include RVT and Vascular. Employees educated in Cardiology are typically practiced in Obstetrics/Gynecology, too.

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. The average inexperienced worker earns $57K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $63K. For Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,224

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+15 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. On the whole, employers pay 8 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Charlotte and Raleigh.

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Experience Affects Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Vascular Ultrasound
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Ultrasound
up arrow 9%

Cardiology
0%

Abdomen
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 144 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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