Bone Densitometry Technician Salary

Most Bone Densitometry Technicians in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $19.06 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most Bone Densitometry Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$34,955 - $60,000
$47K
MEDIAN: $47,000
50%

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$14.15 - $28.50
$14
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.06
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$47,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,598 - $61,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $28.50  
   
Overtime
$41.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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$29,598 - $61,001  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physician and explain to patient.
  • Process bone density measurements using computer generated methods.
  • 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.

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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 $37K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $44K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $37K.

Key Stats for Bone Densitometry Technician

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Bone Densitometry Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$40,000

Late-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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