Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist Salary

The average Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist in the United States earns approximately $29.60 per hour. Compensation ranges between $22.73 per hour and $39.18. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Female Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Most Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,722 - $86,109
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$46K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $64,024
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$22.73 - $39.18
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,722 - $86,109  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,975  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,830  
Total Pay (?
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$47,691 - $84,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.73 - $39.18  
   
Overtime
$25.29 - $58.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,975  
   
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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$47,691 - $84,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 740
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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Vascular Ultrasound, Cardiology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Vascular are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists make a median salary of $69K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $74K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Philadelphia is home to an above-average pay rate for Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists, 19 percent higher than the national average. Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+16 percent), Seattle (+5 percent), Houston (+4 percent), and Tampa (+3 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Pittsburgh (16 percent less) and Austin (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
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Cardiology
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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 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
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 24%
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