Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salary

Pay for Computed Tomography Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $26.97 per hour. Total incomes of Computed Tomography Technologists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $75K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Computed Tomography Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,195 - $77,543
$40K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $57,403
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$20.79 - $35.67
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MEDIAN: $26.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,195 - $77,543  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $5,139  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $6,744  
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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$43,445 - $75,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.79 - $35.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$28.00 - $54.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$198.66 - $5,139  
   
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $6,744  
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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$43,445 - $75,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,405

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Job Description for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

A computed tomography (CT) technologist is a medical-imaging specialist who is responsible for running the equipment necessary to obtain images of clients needed by medical professionals providing care. CT technologists are directed by medical professionals to take an image of particular area of the patient.

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Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Tasks

  • Perform an array of computerized tomographic scanner processes.
  • Operate CT scanner to provide cross-sectional images and data for medical treatment and diagnosis.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot radiologic equipment.

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Computed Tomography Technologists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Radiology Manager. The average Radiology Manager brings home $71K per year. A Computed Tomography Technologist may also move into a role as a Computed Tomography Scan Technologist or a CAT Scan Technologist.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


HCA, Inc., Radnet, Memorial Hermann Hospital, St. John Health System, and Mercy Hospital are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Computed Tomography Technologists. Radnet attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $67K.

Popular Skills for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


Computed Tomography Technologists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, mammography, Computed Tomography, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Computed Tomography also know Picture Archival Computer System (PACS) and Emergency/Trauma.

Pay by Experience Level for Computed Tomography (CT) 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $51K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Computed Tomography Technologists make a median salary of $61K. Computed Tomography Technologists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,629

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Computed Tomography Technologists, 32 percent above the national average. Computed Tomography Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+29 percent), Denver (+25 percent), Baltimore (+16 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Chattanooga and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

▲15%

▲8%

National Average
$57,000

▼2%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries


mammography
▲5%

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼0%

Emergency/Trauma
▼0%

National Average
$57,000


▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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