Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary (United States)

A Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician earns an average wage of $19.72 per hour. A skill in Computed Tomography (CT) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary (?
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$28,780 - $61,056
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MEDIAN: $42,190
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Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salary (?
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$13.01 - $29.13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,780 - $61,056  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
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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$27,868 - $62,633  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $29.13  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $45.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,070  
   
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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$27,868 - $62,633  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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Job Description for Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician

  • 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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Experience Affects Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 12%
National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 22%
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