Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
56,130 1.4 % $27.52 $57,250 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.79 $17.86 $26.57 $35.39 $43.64
Annual Wage (2) $28,680 $37,140 $55,270 $73,610 $90,760


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 43,510 0.79 $27.24 $56,650
Offices of Physicians 7,020 0.28 $28.30 $58,860
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,480 0.56 $25.56 $53,160
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.12 $31.99 $66,540
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 900 0.34 $23.81 $49,520

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 43,510 0.79 $27.24 $56,650
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,480 0.56 $25.56 $53,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 900 0.34 $23.81 $49,520
Offices of Physicians 7,020 0.28 $28.30 $58,860
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 520 0.17 $29.04 $60,410

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 720 0.08 $37.27 $77,520
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.12 $31.99 $66,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 400 0.01 $29.84 $62,070
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 520 0.17 $29.04 $60,410
Offices of Physicians 7,020 0.28 $28.30 $58,860


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 6,160 0.52 1.32 $24.21 $50,360
Florida 4,660 0.55 1.41 $23.67 $49,240
California 4,550 0.27 0.69 $34.97 $72,750
New York 3,260 0.35 0.90 $29.17 $60,670
Pennsylvania 3,060 0.53 1.34 $27.39 $56,970




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)
Rhode Island 380 0.79 2.02 $34.58 $71,920
West Virginia 490 0.72 1.82 $17.04 $35,440
South Dakota 250 0.59 1.51 $24.73 $51,440
Michigan 2,470 0.58 1.47 $27.23 $56,640
Kentucky 1,070 0.57 1.45 $23.31 $48,490




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 150 0.21 0.53 $38.44 $79,960
Massachusetts 1,360 0.39 0.98 $37.26 $77,500
New Jersey 610 0.15 0.38 $36.22 $75,330
Connecticut 340 0.21 0.52 $35.53 $73,900
California 4,550 0.27 0.69 $34.97 $72,750



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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 1,740 0.26 0.66 $30.58 $63,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,480 0.51 1.28 $24.59 $51,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,460 0.40 1.01 $30.28 $62,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.53 1.35 $26.81 $55,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.29 0.74 $34.29 $71,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 970 0.37 0.94 $27.10 $56,360
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 860 0.75 1.91 $23.86 $49,640
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 850 0.85 2.16 $19.31 $40,150
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.84 2.12 $30.94 $64,360
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 720 0.39 1.00 $39.86 $82,910


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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)
Homosassa Springs, FL 70 2.16 5.49 $23.54 $48,960
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 330 1.27 3.23 $21.48 $44,690
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 40 1.10 2.79 $21.39 $44,490
Ocala, FL 110 1.10 2.79 $24.97 $51,930
Tyler, TX 110 1.09 2.76 $27.10 $56,380
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 210 1.02 2.59 $21.20 $44,090
Salisbury, MD-DE 160 1.00 2.54 $29.87 $62,120
Sioux Falls, SD 150 0.98 2.49 $24.99 $51,980
Charlottesville, VA 110 0.97 2.45 $21.90 $45,550
Florence, SC 80 0.92 2.34 $28.83 $59,970


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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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.19 0.49 $54.33 $113,010
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 120 0.40 1.01 $45.09 $93,790
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 40 0.32 0.82 $42.98 $89,390
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $42.91 $89,250
Framingham, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $41.36 $86,040
Salinas, CA 40 0.24 0.61 $40.93 $85,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 720 0.39 1.00 $39.86 $82,910
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.48 1.22 $39.47 $82,090
Salem, OR 90 0.56 1.42 $38.76 $80,630
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.62 1.58 $38.61 $80,320

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 110 0.68 1.72 $24.18 $50,300
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 2.75 $20.28 $42,170
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.54 1.36 $21.63 $44,980
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.32 0.80 $28.05 $58,330
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.61 1.55 $27.13 $56,420

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 1.08 2.75 $20.28 $42,170
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.77 1.95 $17.72 $36,860
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.77 1.96 $25.41 $52,850
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 1.89 $18.58 $38,650
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 110 0.68 1.72 $24.18 $50,300

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)
Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area 30 0.55 1.40 $31.80 $66,140
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 0.89 $31.57 $65,660
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.53 $31.21 $64,910
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 0.47 $29.28 $60,910
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.32 0.80 $28.05 $58,330


About May 2017 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 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018