The average Vascular Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $29.17 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. Female Vascular Technologists make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Job satisfaction for Vascular Technologists is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$47,294 - $99,448
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$99K
MEDIAN: $63,130
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$22.22 - $39.38
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$47,294 - $99,448  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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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$46,605 - $86,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$22.22 - $39.38  
   
Overtime
$10.14 - $69.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$46,605 - $86,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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Job Description for Vascular Technologist

A vascular technologist takes images of the vascular system through ultrasound and x-ray equipment. These technologies utilize sound waves of high frequency in order to gather images of the patient without having to perform surgery. Some areas of focus are carotid, venous, and arterial imaging.

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Vascular 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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Vascular Technologists who go on to become Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Registered Vascular Ultrasound Technologist, an upper-level role, pays $63K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vascular Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Vascular Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Vascular Technologists make a median salary of $67K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $73K.

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Experience Affects Vascular Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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