Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salary

Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $29.90 per hour. Compensation ranges from $22.87 per hour on the lower end to $39.37 on the higher end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — roughly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Job satisfaction for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists is high. Most Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists survey respondents are women (77 percent). Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,457 - $87,949
(Median)
$47K
$65K
$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
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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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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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $57K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists make a median salary of $70K. 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 $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,224

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+15 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Charlotte and Raleigh (8 percent less).

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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
up arrow 14%

Ultrasound
up arrow 9%

Cardiology
0%

Abdomen
0%

National Average
$63,000

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

Vascular
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RVT
up arrow 11%

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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