Cardiovascular Tech Salary

Cardiovascular technicians assist cardiologists and other specialists with tests and procedures of the heart and blood vessels.

Cardiovascular technicians assist cardiologists and other specialists with tests and procedures of the heart and blood vessels.

The median Cardiovascular Tech Salary or Cardiovascular Technician Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. The more common usage is Cardiovascular Tech. Depending on the region they may be called Cardiovascular Technicians or Cardiovascular Technologists. Cardiovascular Techs earn a salary in a number of settings including hospitals and clinics. Cardiovascular Technician salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the techs reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.


The Cardiovascular Tech average salary is $25.04 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $13.19 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $38.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the average Cardiovascular Tech salary is $52,070. The lowest 10% earn less than $28,000 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $80,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average.

Lowest and Highest Cardiovascular Technician Salaries

The lowest paid Cardiovascular Technicians earn less than $28,000 annually while the highest paid Cardiovascular Technicians earn over $82,000 per year.

Top 5 States

The top paying states to earn a Cardiovascular Tech salary are Alaska ($80,310), Washington ($66,920), New Jersey ($66,640), Massachusetts ($66,050), and District of Columbia ($66,000).

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best paying cities or metropolitan areas are Anchorage AK ($82,480), Brockton MA ($81,630), Stockton, CA ($78,030), Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($75,080), and Las Cruces, NM ($72,760).

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Median Hourly & Annual Data

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Other Industries that Employ Cardiovascular Technician

Approximately 690 are employed by universities and colleges. A small number are employed in the employment services and wholesale goods industry.

Employment Data

According to the US Department of Labor nationally there are over 50,000 Cardiovascular Technicians who earn a salary through being employed.

Where They Work

Of all the Cardiovascular Technicians employed in the United States over 37,800 work in hospitals with an additional 8200 working in doctor offices. Since they work closely with cardiologist's most cardiovascular technicians can be found working in the same areas as cardiologists.

Private Practice vs. Employment

Given the nature of work performed by these skilled professionals there are limited (if any) opportunities for private practice.


Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. A typical benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year. 

International Salary


The average annual Rate for a cardiac technician in the UK is from £37k -£42k, with the median as £38,204.


The average Hourly Rate for a cardiac technician in Canada is from C$17.50 - C$31.07, with the median as C$22.00. The annual pay ranges from C$38,318 - C$63,914.


The average annual Rate for a cardiac technician in Australia is from AU$43k –AU$91k, with the median as AU$53,457.

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