Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salary

Computed Tomography Technologists in the United States pull down an average of $26.83 per hour. Cash earnings for Computed Tomography Technologists — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $75K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the company and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Computed Tomography Technologists. Female Computed Tomography Technologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 65 percent of professionals. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,472 - $76,899
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MEDIAN: $57,250
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$20.67 - $35.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,472 - $76,899  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $5,183  
Profit Sharing
$487.22 - $6,744  
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$43,217 - $74,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.67 - $35.64  
   
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Overtime
$27.96 - $53.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$195.74 - $5,183  
   
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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$43,217 - $74,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,419

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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.

Common Career Paths for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


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Computed Tomography Technologists who transition into a Radiology Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $71K per year. A Computed Tomography Technologist often moves on to become a Computed Tomography Scan Technologist or a CAT Scan Technologist.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


Known for taking on a considerable number of Computed Tomography Technologists, HCA, Inc., Memorial Hermann Hospital, St. John Health System, Radnet, and Mercy Hospital are leading firms in the industry. The biggest paychecks can be found at Radnet — the median salary there is $64K.

Popular Skills for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


Computed Tomography Technologists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, mammography, Computed Tomography, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Computed Tomography tend to be well versed in 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.


Computed Tomography Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $51K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $55K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Computed Tomography Technologists make a median salary of $61K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,345

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Computed Tomography Technologists that is 32 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Computed Tomography Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+27 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Orlando (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 8 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chattanooga and St. Louis (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 163 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

National Average
$56,000

▼2%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries


mammography
▲5%

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼0%

National Average
$56,000



▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
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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