Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
48,720 1.4 % $24.38 $50,720 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.79 $16.70 $23.75 $30.86 $37.03
Annual Wage (2) $26,610 $34,750 $49,410 $64,190 $77,020


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 36,990 0.72 $23.92 $49,740
Offices of Physicians 8,030 0.35 $26.22 $54,550
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 900 0.39 $25.08 $52,180
Outpatient Care Centers 640 0.11 $24.63 $51,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 550 0.02 $23.61 $49,120

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 36,990 0.72 $23.92 $49,740
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 900 0.39 $25.08 $52,180
Offices of Physicians 8,030 0.35 $26.22 $54,550
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 410 0.19 $24.92 $51,830
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 270 0.11 $21.12 $43,940

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 200 0.03 $30.80 $64,070
Employment Services 190 0.01 $26.23 $54,570
Offices of Physicians 8,030 0.35 $26.22 $54,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $25.68 $53,410
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 900 0.39 $25.08 $52,180


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 5,720 0.81 2.10 $20.15 $41,920
California 3,550 0.25 0.66 $27.92 $58,070
Texas 3,240 0.32 0.84 $25.06 $52,120
Pennsylvania 2,860 0.52 1.36 $25.83 $53,720
New York 2,760 0.33 0.86 $24.81 $51,600




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 5,720 0.81 2.10 $20.15 $41,920
Kentucky 1,270 0.74 1.93 $20.73 $43,110
Michigan 2,540 0.68 1.76 $23.81 $49,530
West Virginia 440 0.64 1.68 $18.76 $39,030
Delaware 230 0.59 1.53 $25.53 $53,100




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 0.21 0.54 $39.09 $81,310
Massachusetts 1,050 0.34 0.88 $32.17 $66,900
District of Columbia 90 0.14 0.36 $31.89 $66,340
New Jersey 990 0.26 0.69 $31.07 $64,620
Washington 660 0.24 0.64 $30.78 $64,020

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 1,450 0.29 0.76 $25.75 $53,560
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.34 0.88 $24.17 $50,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.25 0.64 $26.20 $54,490
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 910 0.95 2.47 $19.39 $40,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 840 0.34 0.88 $23.58 $49,050
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 800 0.73 1.91 $22.47 $46,740
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.42 1.10 $26.08 $54,250
Baltimore-Towson, MD 700 0.56 1.47 $25.93 $53,930
Pittsburgh, PA 690 0.63 1.65 $26.10 $54,290
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 670 0.70 1.81 $20.38 $42,390




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 230 2.29 5.96 $23.75 $49,390
Jackson, TN 90 1.59 4.15 $20.95 $43,570
Gainesville, FL 180 1.52 3.96 $16.89 $35,130
Florence, SC 110 1.49 3.89 $21.70 $45,130
Morgantown, WV 80 1.46 3.81 $12.66 $26,340
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 140 1.29 3.36 $23.88 $49,680
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 240 1.25 3.27 $17.04 $35,440
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 230 1.20 3.14 $23.54 $48,960
Tyler, TX 110 1.20 3.12 $23.58 $49,040
Wheeling, WV-OH 70 1.16 3.03 $19.19 $39,910




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 60 0.34 0.88 $41.16 $85,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 130 0.16 0.41 $36.67 $76,280
New Haven, CT 50 0.19 0.49 $36.12 $75,140
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $35.94 $74,760
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 40 0.41 1.08 $35.87 $74,610
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 280 0.84 2.20 $34.13 $71,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.39 1.01 $33.42 $69,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 0.53 $33.37 $69,410
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 80 0.39 1.01 $33.29 $69,250
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.14 0.37 $33.28 $69,220

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)
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.62 1.61 $22.52 $46,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 1.33 $20.34 $42,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.36 0.93 $24.85 $51,680
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 0.94 $23.38 $48,640
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 1.63 $20.80 $43,260

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)
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 1.98 $26.78 $55,690
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 1.89 $27.79 $57,800
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 1.63 $20.80 $43,260
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.62 1.61 $22.52 $46,840
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.56 1.45 $21.70 $45,130

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.73 $28.90 $60,110
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 1.89 $27.79 $57,800
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 0.72 $27.04 $56,240
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.88 $55,920
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.56 $26.80 $55,740


About May 2010 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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011