Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
50,410 1.5 % $25.08 $52,160 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.19 $17.42 $24.53 $31.88 $38.12
Annual Wage (2) $27,430 $36,240 $51,020 $66,310 $79,290


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 37,860 0.73 $24.60 $51,180
Offices of Physicians 8,190 0.35 $26.72 $55,570
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,000 0.44 $25.74 $53,540
Outpatient Care Centers 930 0.15 $26.73 $55,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 $24.24 $50,430

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 37,860 0.73 $24.60 $51,180
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,000 0.44 $25.74 $53,540
Offices of Physicians 8,190 0.35 $26.72 $55,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 410 0.19 $27.29 $56,760
Outpatient Care Centers 930 0.15 $26.73 $55,600

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 180 0.03 $32.59 $67,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $27.56 $57,330
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 410 0.19 $27.29 $56,760
Outpatient Care Centers 930 0.15 $26.73 $55,600
Offices of Physicians 8,190 0.35 $26.72 $55,570


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 6,060 0.85 2.15 $21.18 $44,060
California 3,630 0.26 0.66 $28.72 $59,730
Texas 3,280 0.32 0.81 $24.71 $51,390
New York 2,960 0.35 0.89 $26.16 $54,410
Pennsylvania 2,720 0.49 1.25 $25.39 $52,820




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 6,060 0.85 2.15 $21.18 $44,060
Kentucky 1,300 0.75 1.91 $23.20 $48,250
Michigan 2,580 0.67 1.72 $24.00 $49,920
West Virginia 430 0.62 1.58 $19.96 $41,530
Nebraska 540 0.59 1.51 $23.16 $48,180




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 0.19 0.49 $39.46 $82,070
Massachusetts 1,200 0.38 0.97 $32.93 $68,500
New Jersey 960 0.25 0.64 $31.37 $65,250
Washington 1,060 0.39 0.99 $31.08 $64,650
Montana 130 0.30 0.77 $30.86 $64,180





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 1,300 0.26 0.65 $27.11 $56,390
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.31 0.78 $23.46 $48,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.27 0.70 $27.12 $56,420
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 840 0.76 1.94 $22.82 $47,460
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 820 0.84 2.13 $20.52 $42,690
Baltimore-Towson, MD 760 0.61 1.55 $26.91 $55,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.42 1.06 $27.17 $56,510
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.28 0.72 $23.86 $49,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.43 1.10 $34.77 $72,320
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 650 0.54 1.37 $27.34 $56,860




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)
Anderson, SC 130 2.24 5.69 $20.90 $43,480
Ocala, FL 160 1.84 4.70 $21.42 $44,560
Jackson, TN 90 1.58 4.01 $22.79 $47,390
Gainesville, FL 180 1.53 3.88 $17.51 $36,430
Morgantown, WV 80 1.42 3.63 $12.87 $26,770
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 210 1.41 3.58 $20.54 $42,710
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 260 1.32 3.35 $24.40 $50,760
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 240 1.29 3.28 $18.04 $37,520
Tyler, TX 110 1.24 3.16 $24.15 $50,240
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 130 1.24 3.17 $24.50 $50,960




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 0.35 0.88 $39.68 $82,540
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 40 0.49 1.25 $39.11 $81,350
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 720 0.43 1.10 $34.77 $72,320
Olympia, WA 40 0.38 0.97 $34.67 $72,120
New Haven, CT 50 0.20 0.52 $34.10 $70,930
Medford, OR 60 0.86 2.19 $33.87 $70,440
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 170 0.20 0.50 $33.75 $70,210
Yuma, AZ 40 0.65 1.66 $33.20 $69,050
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.17 0.42 $33.19 $69,030
Billings, MT 50 0.57 1.45 $32.72 $68,070

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 1.39 3.55 $31.08 $64,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.72 1.83 $23.48 $48,840
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 110 0.40 1.03 $23.99 $49,900
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 0.65 $22.06 $45,870
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.49 1.25 $24.06 $50,050

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 1.39 3.55 $31.08 $64,640
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 170 0.72 1.83 $23.48 $48,840
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 1.82 $25.93 $53,930
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.68 1.73 $22.44 $46,670
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 1.49 $20.71 $43,070

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 40 0.38 0.96 $33.91 $70,530
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 230 1.39 3.55 $31.08 $64,640
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 0.70 $28.94 $60,180
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 0.60 $27.90 $58,030
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.00 $56,150


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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