Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary

The average wage for a Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician is $20.23 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$29,636 - $66,129
(Median)
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$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,912
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$13.91 - $29.80
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,636 - $66,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
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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$29,548 - $64,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$14.57 - $45.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
   
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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$29,548 - $64,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician

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Experience Affects Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 23%
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