Bone Densitometry Technician Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Bone Densitometry Technicians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.51 per hour. The majority of Bone Densitometry Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority.

$20,608 - $77,566
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$78K
MEDIAN: $47,000
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$13.28 - $25.48
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$20,608 - $77,566  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
Profit Sharing
$100.67  
Total Pay (?
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$27,750 - $53,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $25.48  
   
Overtime
$13.79 - $29.06  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67  
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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$27,750 - $53,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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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Experience Affects Bone Densitometry Technician Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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