Bone Densitometry Technician Salary

Most Bone Densitometry Technicians in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $18.86 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Bone Densitometry Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,955 - $60,000
$47K
MEDIAN: $47,000
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$14.25 - $27.39
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.86
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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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$29,762 - $60,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.25 - $27.39  
   
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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$29,762 - $60,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $40K. On average, Bone Densitometry Technicians make $44K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $37K by contrast.

Key Stats for Bone Densitometry Technician

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Bone Densitometry Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲1%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$40,000

Late-Career
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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