Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
51,080 1.3 % $26.54 $55,210 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.52 $18.09 $26.12 $33.91 $40.84
Annual Wage (2) $28,110 $37,620 $54,330 $70,530 $84,940


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 39,310 0.75 $26.07 $54,230
Offices of Physicians 7,290 0.30 $28.64 $59,570
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,250 0.50 $26.21 $54,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 710 0.29 $24.74 $51,450
Outpatient Care Centers 660 0.09 $28.39 $59,040

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 39,310 0.75 $26.07 $54,230
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,250 0.50 $26.21 $54,510
Offices of Physicians 7,290 0.30 $28.64 $59,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 710 0.29 $24.74 $51,450
Outpatient Care Centers 660 0.09 $28.39 $59,040

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 290 0.04 $34.81 $72,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 480 0.02 $30.32 $63,060
Offices of Physicians 7,290 0.30 $28.64 $59,570
Outpatient Care Centers 660 0.09 $28.39 $59,040
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 220 0.08 $27.66 $57,520


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 4,380 0.39 1.03 $26.24 $54,580
Florida 4,320 0.56 1.49 $22.45 $46,710
California 3,720 0.25 0.65 $32.10 $66,760
Pennsylvania 2,930 0.52 1.37 $25.76 $53,590
New York 2,690 0.31 0.81 $27.86 $57,950




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 360 0.85 2.25 $26.82 $55,790
Kentucky 1,080 0.60 1.58 $21.56 $44,850
Nebraska 540 0.57 1.51 $24.24 $50,410
Florida 4,320 0.56 1.49 $22.45 $46,710
South Carolina 1,010 0.54 1.42 $21.26 $44,230




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 0.41 $36.44 $75,790
District of Columbia 160 0.23 0.62 $34.90 $72,590
New Jersey 870 0.22 0.59 $33.72 $70,140
Massachusetts 1,490 0.45 1.18 $33.34 $69,340
Washington 940 0.32 0.85 $32.34 $67,270





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,380 0.49 1.28 $25.87 $53,800
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,320 0.25 0.65 $28.41 $59,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.32 0.86 $26.82 $55,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.28 0.74 $31.20 $64,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 930 0.39 1.03 $26.55 $55,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 910 0.49 1.29 $26.95 $56,050
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.50 1.32 $35.06 $72,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 790 0.35 0.94 $26.04 $54,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 750 0.41 1.09 $30.13 $62,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 720 0.69 1.82 $21.42 $44,550




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)
Gainesville, FL 220 1.77 4.67 $16.60 $34,530
Winchester, VA-WV 90 1.73 4.57 $29.54 $61,440
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 220 1.33 3.52 $19.74 $41,050
Jackson, TN 70 1.22 3.23 $23.29 $48,440
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 1.14 3.01 $24.71 $51,400
Athens-Clarke County, GA 90 1.13 2.99 (8) (8)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 150 0.97 2.57 $19.37 $40,300
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 120 0.96 2.53 $20.71 $43,080
Punta Gorda, FL 40 0.94 2.49 $25.86 $53,790
Ocala, FL 80 0.91 2.40 $21.91 $45,570




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-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.15 0.40 $49.86 $103,700
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.11 0.28 $44.10 $91,740
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.31 0.83 $39.14 $81,420
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 80 0.44 1.16 $38.07 $79,190
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.27 0.71 $36.45 $75,810
Peabody, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $35.65 $74,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.50 1.32 $35.06 $72,920
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 100 0.20 0.52 $35.01 $72,820
Salem, OR (8) (8) (8) $35.01 $72,810
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 60 0.42 1.11 $34.86 $72,510

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 160 0.67 1.78 $34.56 $71,890
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.78 2.06 $16.79 $34,930
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.27 0.71 $25.63 $53,300
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.88 2.32 $24.58 $51,130
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.58 1.54 $25.01 $52,020

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)
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 80 1.12 2.96 $31.04 $64,570
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.88 2.32 $24.58 $51,130
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.78 2.06 $16.79 $34,930
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 160 0.67 1.78 $34.56 $71,890
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.65 1.71 $16.25 $33,790

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 0.67 1.78 $34.56 $71,890
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 80 1.12 2.96 $31.04 $64,570
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.96 $28.57 $59,420
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.50 $27.93 $58,100
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 0.82 $27.42 $57,040


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015