CAT Scan Technologist Salary

The average CAT Scan Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $28.19 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Female CAT Scan Technologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (66 percent) are women. Most CAT Scan Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,658 - $81,070
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,378
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$21.78 - $36.30
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$36
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,658 - $81,070  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
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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$45,619 - $76,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.78 - $36.30  
   
Overtime
$5.50 - $53.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,017  
   
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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$45,619 - $76,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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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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Many CAT Scan Technologists move into a Computed Tomography Scan Technologist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Computed Tomography Scan Technologists on average bring in a similar salary to CAT Scan Technologists.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $52K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $57K. For CAT Scan Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. 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

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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