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Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salary

Median pay for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $29.46 per hour. In the world of Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists, total cash compensation can vary between $47K and $84K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $8K, respectively. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists. Some workers in this field — one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists survey respondents are women (75 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,186 - $86,172
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$43K
$63K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,306
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$22.49 - $38.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,186 - $86,172  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,834  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $7,757  
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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$46,999 - $83,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.49 - $38.70  
   
Overtime
$25.68 - $57.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,834  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $7,757  
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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$46,999 - $83,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 708

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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Vascular Ultrasound, Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include RVT. Experience with Cardiology is often linked with 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.


For Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $63K. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $73K on average.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+14 percent), Seattle (+5 percent), Houston (+5 percent), and New York (+3 percent). Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists in Pittsburgh report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Dallas (12 percent less) and Austin (9 percent less).

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Experience Affects Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$62,000


Skills That Affect Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Vascular Ultrasound
up arrow 7%

National Average
$62,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 2%

Vascular
up arrow 2%

RVT
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%