Entry-Level Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salary

The average Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologist earns approximately $24.17 per hour. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,521 - $65,773
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MEDIAN: $50,118
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$19.59 - $31.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,521 - $65,773  
   
Bonus
$200.67 - $2,522  
Profit Sharing
$6,469  
Total Pay (?
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$40,716 - $67,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.59 - $31.87  
   
Overtime
$27.75 - $47.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$40,716 - $67,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 553

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,814

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Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+13 percent) and Phoenix (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. Employers in Salt Lake City and San Antonio also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 8 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
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼0%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Radiology
▼2%

Emergency/Trauma
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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