Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists take home an average $24.07 per hour. Most Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,765 - $65,659
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MEDIAN: $50,054
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$19.54 - $31.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,765 - $65,659  
   
Bonus
$198.66 - $2,517  
Profit Sharing
$6,469  
Total Pay (?
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$40,592 - $67,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.54 - $31.77  
   
Overtime
$25.67 - $46.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$198.66 - $2,517  
   
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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$40,592 - $67,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 559

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,615

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists, New York offers exceptional salaries, 36 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+14 percent) and Phoenix (+4 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Salt Lake City and Knoxville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 7 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 38 votes.
075
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

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National Average
$51,000


Emergency/Trauma
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Radiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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