CAT Scan Technologist Salary

CAT Scan Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $27.97 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for CAT Scan Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of CAT Scan Technologists (66 percent) who took the survey are female. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,051 - $77,869

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$21.70 - $35.59

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,051 - $77,869  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Total Pay (?
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$45,487 - $74,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $35.59  
   
Overtime
$13.40 - $57.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$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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$45,487 - $74,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. CAT Scan Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $62K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects CAT Scan Technologist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

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