Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
50,530 1.3 % $25.51 $53,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.38 $17.76 $25.04 $32.46 $38.84
Annual Wage (2) $27,830 $36,940 $52,070 $67,520 $80,790


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,520 0.74 $25.03 $52,060
Offices of Physicians 7,530 0.32 $27.56 $57,320
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 950 0.40 $26.03 $54,130
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.14 $27.07 $56,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 670 0.02 $24.53 $51,030

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,520 0.74 $25.03 $52,060
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 950 0.40 $26.03 $54,130
Offices of Physicians 7,530 0.32 $27.56 $57,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 440 0.19 $27.84 $57,910
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.14 $27.07 $56,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 170 0.02 $33.19 $69,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 440 0.19 $27.84 $57,910
Offices of Physicians 7,530 0.32 $27.56 $57,320
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.01 $27.16 $56,490
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.14 $27.07 $56,300


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,940 0.82 2.10 $22.07 $45,910
California 3,540 0.25 0.64 $28.80 $59,910
Texas 3,530 0.33 0.86 $24.72 $51,420
New York 2,880 0.34 0.87 $26.08 $54,240
Pennsylvania 2,780 0.50 1.28 $26.58 $55,280




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 5,940 0.82 2.10 $22.07 $45,910
Kentucky 1,340 0.76 1.96 $23.60 $49,080
Delaware 260 0.65 1.67 $26.38 $54,870
South Carolina 1,040 0.58 1.49 $22.95 $47,740
Michigan 2,220 0.57 1.46 $23.94 $49,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.18 0.47 $38.61 $80,310
Washington 1,110 0.40 1.03 $32.17 $66,920
New Jersey 880 0.23 0.60 $32.04 $66,640
Massachusetts 1,210 0.38 0.97 $31.76 $66,050
District of Columbia 190 0.29 0.75 $31.73 $66,000





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.25 0.64 $26.85 $55,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.29 0.74 $27.64 $57,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.29 0.74 $24.30 $50,550
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 830 0.74 1.90 $22.64 $47,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 820 0.45 1.16 $27.00 $56,170
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 810 0.82 2.10 $20.95 $43,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.38 0.97 $24.22 $50,380
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 730 0.43 1.10 $32.91 $68,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 690 0.40 1.03 $26.44 $54,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 670 0.26 0.66 $23.90 $49,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ocala, FL 180 1.97 5.08 $22.28 $46,340
Jackson, TN 100 1.63 4.20 $21.90 $45,550
Gainesville, FL 190 1.58 4.07 $17.85 $37,120
Anderson, SC 90 1.51 3.90 $20.72 $43,110
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 290 1.43 3.70 $24.28 $50,500
Spartanburg, SC 160 1.35 3.47 $20.31 $42,250
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 200 1.32 3.41 $21.58 $44,880
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 160 1.29 3.32 $20.77 $43,200
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 130 1.20 3.08 $24.68 $51,340
Bowling Green, KY 70 1.15 2.96 $17.17 $35,720




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.31 0.80 $39.66 $82,480
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.40 1.04 $39.24 $81,630
Stockton, CA 30 0.17 0.43 $37.51 $78,030
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 70 0.26 0.66 $36.10 $75,080
Las Cruces, NM 50 0.72 1.87 $34.98 $72,760
Medford, OR 70 0.93 2.41 $34.59 $71,940
Billings, MT 40 0.50 1.30 $34.32 $71,390
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.68 $70,060
Reading, PA 110 0.68 1.75 $33.47 $69,620
Manchester, NH 50 0.54 1.40 $33.34 $69,340

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 240 1.46 3.75 $31.72 $65,970
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.82 2.11 (8) (8)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 0.68 $25.50 $53,030
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 1.74 $26.39 $54,890
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.55 1.43 $24.75 $51,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 240 1.46 3.75 $31.72 $65,970
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.89 2.30 $16.69 $34,710
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 190 0.82 2.11 (8) (8)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.79 2.04 $27.46 $57,120
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 1.74 $26.39 $54,890

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 0.97 $34.70 $72,180
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.34 $67,270
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.15 $66,880
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 240 1.46 3.75 $31.72 $65,970
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.50 $28.53 $59,330


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013