Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
53,760 1.4 % $27.45 $57,100 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.77 $18.12 $26.71 $35.12 $43.00
Annual Wage (2) $28,650 $37,690 $55,570 $73,050 $89,450


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 42,110 0.78 $27.09 $56,340
Offices of Physicians 6,870 0.27 $28.56 $59,400
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,170 0.44 $27.77 $57,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 850 0.33 $22.71 $47,240
Outpatient Care Centers 830 0.10 $33.56 $69,800

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 42,110 0.78 $27.09 $56,340
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,170 0.44 $27.77 $57,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 850 0.33 $22.71 $47,240
Offices of Physicians 6,870 0.27 $28.56 $59,400
Outpatient Care Centers 830 0.10 $33.56 $69,800

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 500 0.06 $36.80 $76,540
Outpatient Care Centers 830 0.10 $33.56 $69,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 $30.95 $64,370
Offices of Physicians 6,870 0.27 $28.56 $59,400
Employment Services 370 0.01 $28.29 $58,840


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)
Texas 5,160 0.44 1.15 $26.07 $54,230
Florida 4,270 0.52 1.36 $24.15 $50,240
California 4,180 0.26 0.68 $35.05 $72,910
New York 3,110 0.34 0.89 $28.80 $59,890
Pennsylvania 2,850 0.50 1.29 $25.51 $53,070




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)
West Virginia 500 0.72 1.88 $16.48 $34,280
Delaware 300 0.69 1.79 $27.81 $57,840
Nebraska 600 0.62 1.61 $24.81 $51,610
South Dakota 240 0.57 1.48 $24.24 $50,410
Kentucky 1,060 0.57 1.48 $22.31 $46,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.53 $38.05 $79,150
Massachusetts 1,600 0.46 1.21 $36.55 $76,020
New Jersey 780 0.20 0.52 $35.51 $73,870
California 4,180 0.26 0.68 $35.05 $72,910
Connecticut 340 0.20 0.53 $34.73 $72,240





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.28 0.74 $30.55 $63,550
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,550 0.53 1.38 $25.31 $52,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.38 1.00 $29.90 $62,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.28 0.74 $32.79 $68,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.47 1.22 $29.03 $60,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 970 0.38 0.99 $25.47 $52,970
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 850 0.47 1.24 $39.13 $81,390
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 720 0.64 1.66 $24.12 $50,170
Pittsburgh, PA 690 0.61 1.59 $22.72 $47,250
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 660 0.51 1.33 $32.16 $66,890




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)
Rochester, MN 210 1.82 4.74 $28.91 $60,140
Winchester, VA-WV 90 1.61 4.20 $31.09 $64,680
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 290 1.17 3.07 $21.37 $44,450
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 40 1.14 2.98 $19.00 $39,510
Killeen-Temple, TX 140 1.05 2.75 $22.38 $46,540
Ann Arbor, MI 210 0.98 2.55 $29.83 $62,050
Sioux Falls, SD 140 0.95 2.48 $24.97 $51,940
Ocala, FL 90 0.94 2.45 $24.13 $50,200
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 0.92 2.39 $37.43 $77,840
Rome, GA 30 0.91 2.39 $25.44 $52,910