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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 median annual salary for perfusionists nationwide was $102,297 in 2016. found a higher median salary of $121,034 for perfusionists with the top 10 percent earning $142,245 and the lowest 10 percent earning $97,335. 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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