Entry-Level Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salary

Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists take home an average $24.39 per hour. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just under one in four claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists (61 percent) who took the survey are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,621 - $65,083
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MEDIAN: $49,959
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$19.79 - $32.01
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MEDIAN: $24.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,621 - $65,083  
   
Bonus
$200.67 - $2,522  
Profit Sharing
$6,469  
Total Pay (?
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$41,086 - $67,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.79 - $32.01  
   
Overtime
$28.16 - $48.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$200.67 - $2,522  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,469  
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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$41,086 - $67,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 599

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,251

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For Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+12 percent) and Phoenix (+3 percent). Oklahoma City is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Salt Lake City and San Antonio are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in Talladega:
"Patient's Behavior: Don't Take It Personal."
If you transport your own patients, take special care to protect your health and well being. Knees, the back and hamstring muscles can take a great deal of abuse when working alone.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in St. Louis:
"I wish I had worked at a larger hospital for more experience."
Get your CT certification. Work somewhere that allows you to do a wide variety of exams.

Key Stats for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼1%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
▼1%

Radiology
▼3%

Emergency/Trauma
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 23%
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