Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
51,010 1.3 % $25.95 $53,990 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.37 $17.88 $25.58 $33.22 $39.87
Annual Wage (2) $27,810 $37,200 $53,210 $69,090 $82,920


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 39,020 0.74 $25.55 $53,150
Offices of Physicians 7,540 0.31 $28.23 $58,720
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,030 0.42 $23.64 $49,180
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.13 $26.00 $54,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 570 0.24 $25.36 $52,760

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 39,020 0.74 $25.55 $53,150
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,030 0.42 $23.64 $49,180
Offices of Physicians 7,540 0.31 $28.23 $58,720
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 570 0.24 $25.36 $52,760
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.13 $26.00 $54,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $34.04 $70,790
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 250 0.03 $29.14 $60,600
Offices of Physicians 7,540 0.31 $28.23 $58,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 100 (7) $27.99 $58,220
Employment Services 400 0.01 $27.12 $56,400


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 5,080 0.68 1.77 $21.82 $45,390
Texas 3,970 0.36 0.95 $25.26 $52,540
California 3,370 0.23 0.59 $30.39 $63,200
Pennsylvania 2,860 0.51 1.32 $26.73 $55,610
New York 2,710 0.31 0.82 $26.99 $56,140




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)
Delaware 290 0.70 1.82 $26.34 $54,790
Florida 5,080 0.68 1.77 $21.82 $45,390
Kentucky 1,190 0.67 1.74 $23.86 $49,640
Michigan 2,390 0.60 1.55 $24.54 $51,050
South Carolina 1,060 0.58 1.51 $21.69 $45,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.15 0.40 $35.44 $73,710
Rhode Island 170 0.38 0.99 $33.49 $69,660
Massachusetts 1,250 0.38 1.00 $32.61 $67,830
District of Columbia 230 0.35 0.90 $32.07 $66,700
New Jersey 900 0.24 0.61 $32.03 $66,630





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 1,180 0.23 0.59 $27.82 $57,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,100 0.40 1.04 $25.56 $53,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.27 0.71 $30.18 $62,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.28 0.73 $25.65 $53,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 940 0.41 1.06 $25.58 $53,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 840 0.46 1.19 $27.50 $57,200
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 770 0.75 1.95 $20.62 $42,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 740 0.42 1.09 $34.58 $71,920
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 720 0.41 1.05 $27.64 $57,490
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 710 0.62 1.61 $22.01 $45,780




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 160 1.76 4.59 $24.09 $50,100
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 190 1.48 3.85 $21.27 $44,240
Ann Arbor, MI 280 1.37 3.57 $25.54 $53,130
Athens-Clarke County, GA 90 1.21 3.13 $28.81 $59,930
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 1.18 3.08 $24.36 $50,660
Punta Gorda, FL 50 1.13 2.94 $25.42 $52,880
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 200 0.92 2.40 $23.36 $48,590
Jacksonville, FL 530 0.91 2.36 $22.04 $45,830
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 140 0.91 2.36 $17.65 $36,720
Wheeling, WV-OH 60 0.90 2.34 $24.61 $51,180




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)
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $37.26 $77,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.28 $36.52 $75,970
Stockton, CA 30 0.16 0.42 $35.07 $72,960
Las Cruces, NM 40 0.66 1.71 $34.67 $72,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 740 0.42 1.09 $34.58 $71,920
Reading, PA 110 0.68 1.78 $34.08 $70,880
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 230 0.23 0.60 $34.01 $70,730
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 80 0.43 1.12 $33.97 $70,650
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.49 1.27 $33.82 $70,350
Waterbury, CT 40 0.58 1.52 $33.56 $69,800

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 230 1.38 3.59 $30.28 $62,970
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.66 1.71 $35.35 $73,520
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 0.81 $25.73 $53,510
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 100 0.70 1.81 $26.46 $55,040
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 2.49 $24.22 $50,370

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 230 1.38 3.59 $30.28 $62,970
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 90 0.96 2.49 $24.22 $50,370
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 2.24 $16.61 $34,540
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.82 2.14 $23.34 $48,550
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 2.00 $30.48 $63,390

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.66 1.71 $35.35 $73,520
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.22 $69,090
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.11 $66,780
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 2.00 $30.48 $63,390
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.38 3.59 $30.28 $62,970


About May 2013 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014