CAT Scan Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $29.81 per hour on average. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. CAT Scan Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 68 percent. Work is enjoyable for CAT Scan Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,731 - $86,476
(Median)
$42K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,899
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$22.38 - $38.61
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$22
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,731 - $86,476  
   
Bonus
$450.00  
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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$46,326 - $81,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.38 - $38.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$450.00  
   
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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$46,326 - $81,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
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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.

Common Career Paths for CAT Scan Technologist


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Although many CAT Scan Technologists transition into Computed Tomography Scan Technologist roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $56K.

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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.


CAT Scan Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $53K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, CAT Scan Technologists make a median salary of $65K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $66K on average.

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Experience Affects CAT Scan Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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