Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary

A Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician earns an average wage of $20.70 per hour.

$24,588 - $82,434
$25K
$46K
$82K
MEDIAN: $46,500
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50%
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$14.87 - $31.17
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.87
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$24,588 - $82,434  
   
Bonus
$6,150  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$29,927 - $70,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $44.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$6,150  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$29,927 - $70,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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Job Description for Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician

Certified radiology x-ray technicians are not actually x-ray technicians, as they receive a much higher level of training. The correct job title is "radiographer," and they work in both private and public health care settings, more than half of which are hospitals, and perform imaging of patients' bodies to diagnose and treat various medical conditions.

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Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Tasks

  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • Explain process and position patient for x-ray; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading instructions from physician.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician

Pay by Experience for a Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 85 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 35 salaries. A Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$45,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

▲1%

National Average
$45,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 27%
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