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Salaries for perfusionists compare favorably with those of other allied health professionals and are generally higher than most cardiovascular technologists. According to a survey by, the average annual salary for perfusionists nationwide was $119,628 in 2020. found a higher median salary of $135,012 for perfusionists with the top 10 percent earning $158,698 and the lowest 10 percent earning $108,577. Salaried perfusionists usually receive a standard benefits package that includes paid vacation and holidays, insurance, and 401(k) plan options. Independent contractors are responsible for their own business affairs including medical health insurance, uniforms, liability insurance, and other items.

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