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Lead Radiologic Technologist Salary

Median pay for Lead Radiologic Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $26.53 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the majority of Lead Radiologic Technologists (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Work is enjoyable for Lead Radiologic Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,399 - $83,384
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$36K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,352
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$20.14 - $36.32
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,399 - $83,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
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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$41,742 - $77,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.14 - $36.32  
   
Overtime
$27.82 - $61.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
   
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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$41,742 - $77,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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Job Description for Lead Radiologic Technologist

Typically working alongside and assisting radiologists, a lead radiologic technologist performs the regular duties required of technicians in this field. This person also will typically be the person who helps supervise and train other radiologic techs. Additionally, this person helps resolve any issues between this staff and radiologists, RN's, and other medical professionals in a hospital or clinic.

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Lead Radiologic Technologist Tasks

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
  • As a trained technologist, operate radiology equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician.
  • Review and evaluate film and images to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Assign, monitor and review progress and accuracy of work and provides technical guidance.
  • Leads team in the radiology technologist procedures of the department.

Common Career Paths for Lead Radiologic Technologist


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At the upper end, Lead Radiologic Technologists who move into a Radiology Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Radiology Managers is a much higher $70K per year.

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Professional skills reported by Lead Radiologic Technologists are few in number. Computed Tomography and Radiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Radiologic Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Lead Radiologic Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. For Lead Radiologic Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Lead Radiologic Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 11%
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