CAT Scan Technologist Salary

Earnings for CAT Scan Technologists in the United States come in at around $30.18 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for CAT Scan Technologists is high. Female CAT Scan Technologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,436 - $86,162
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MEDIAN: $64,161
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$22.89 - $39.10
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MEDIAN: $30.18
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,436 - $86,162  
   
Bonus
$275.00  
Total Pay (?
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$47,049 - $82,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.89 - $39.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$275.00  
   
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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$47,049 - $82,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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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CAT Scan Technologists often transition into a Computed Tomography Scan Technologist position. Computed Tomography Scan Technologists report a slightly lower median 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. CAT Scan Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. CAT Scan Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $67K on average.

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Key Stats for CAT Scan Technologist

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects CAT Scan Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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