Women account for the majority of Bone Densitometry Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $18.32 per hour. Most Bone Densitometry Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,955 - $60,000
(Median)
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$47K
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MEDIAN: $47,000
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$13.98 - $27.20
(Median)
$14
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$47,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
Total Pay (?
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$29,277 - $60,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $27.20  
   
Overtime
$24.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,277 - $60,057  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Bone Densitometry Technician

Bone densitometry technicians are specialized employees in radiology and medical X-ray analysis. They are typically utilized by doctors and orthopedists to scan and analyze bone health and soundness in a patient, and these tests are often associated with conditions such as osteoporosis; however, densitometry technicians also assist with other bone disorders and even certain types of cancer.

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Bone Densitometry Technician Tasks

  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Perform procedures using bone density x-ray equipment under supervision of physician.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physician and explain to patient.
  • Process bone density measurements using computer generated methods.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bone Densitometry Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $38K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $40K. Bone Densitometry Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $37K.

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Experience Affects Bone Densitometry Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$38,000

Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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