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Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salary

The average Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $29.55 per hour. Compensation ranges from $22.57 per hour on the lower end to $38.88 on the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Female Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Job satisfaction for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,625 - $86,391
(Median)
$45K
$63K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,431
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$22.57 - $38.88
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,625 - $86,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
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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$47,320 - $83,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.57 - $38.88  
   
Overtime
$25.39 - $57.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
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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$47,320 - $83,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 714

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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 wide range of professional skills. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $56K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $63K. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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


For Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+15 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), Houston (+4 percent), and Baltimore (+3 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist's salary, with Pittsburgh Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists earning salaries that are 20 percent less than the national average. Workers in Dallas and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%



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
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 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
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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