CAT Scan Technologist Salary

Average CAT Scan Technologists in the United States make around $27.85 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most CAT Scan Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of CAT Scan Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,932 - $74,152
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$41K
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$74K
MEDIAN: $58,451
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$21.62 - $35.31
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$40,932 - $74,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Total Pay (?
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$45,301 - $74,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Hourly Rate
$21.62 - $35.31  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $57.81  
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$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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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$45,301 - $74,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Job Description for CAT Scan Technologist

A CAT scan technologist processes CAT scans and captures images. The technologist may also be expected to carry out general x-ray procedures. The work may be done in a clinical, hospital, or private practice environment. Sometimes, the environment may be stressful, as work may be done in cooperation with an emergency room.

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CAT Scan Technologist Tasks

  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot radiologic equipment.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Perform an array of computerized tomographic scanner processes.
  • Operate CT scanner to provide cross-sectional images and data for medical treatment and diagnosis.

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Pay by Experience Level for CAT Scan Technologist

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $51K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $56K. CAT Scan Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. CAT Scan Technologists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects CAT Scan Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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