A Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician earns an average wage of $21.00 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$25,591 - $82,917
(Median)
$26K
$45K
$83K
MEDIAN: $44,835
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$14.74 - $30.32
(Median)
$15
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$25,591 - $82,917  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$29,725 - $71,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $30.32  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$600  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,725 - $71,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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

  • 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.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • 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.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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