Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salary

Median pay for Computed Tomography Technologists in the United States is around $26.21 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $20.05 per hour and $35.36. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the individual firm. There are more female Computed Tomography Technologists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Computed Tomography Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$41,759 - $75,279
(Median)
$42K
$57K
$75K
MEDIAN: $56,585
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$20.05 - $35.36
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$41,759 - $75,279  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $984  
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,034 - $74,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.05 - $35.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.52  
Overtime
$21.51 - $54.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $984  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00 - $7,000  
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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$42,034 - $74,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,548
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


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For Computed Tomography Technologists, progressing to a Radiology Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Radiology Manager can earn $70K annually. It is not unusual for a Computed Tomography Technologist to become a Computed Tomography Scan Technologist or a CAT Scan Technologist.

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Popular Skills for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


Survey results suggest that Computed Tomography Technologists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Picture Archival Computer System, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include mammography. It is often found that people who know Computed Tomography are also skilled 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. Computed Tomography Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Computed Tomography Technologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,436

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For Computed Tomography Technologists, New York provides a pay rate that is 43 percent greater than the national average. Computed Tomography Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+21 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), and Austin (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Oklahoma City, which sits 15 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Jacksonville and Dayton (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries



National Average
$55,000



Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
0%

National Average
$55,000

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
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Emergency/Trauma
up arrow 1%

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
up arrow 1%

Radiology
up arrow 2%

mammography
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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