Pay for Lead Radiologic Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $27.67 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Women make up the majority of Lead Radiologic Technologists (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$47,355 - $80,811
(Median)
$47K
$63K
$81K
MEDIAN: $62,595
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$20.58 - $36.29
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$21
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$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$47,355 - $80,811  
   
Bonus
$1.07 - $6,082  
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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$43,832 - $77,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.58 - $36.29  
   
Overtime
$25.94 - $53.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1.07 - $6,082  
   
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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$43,832 - $77,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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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Lead Radiologic Technologists often end up in upper-level roles like Radiology Manager. Radiology Managers bring home $71K annually on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Radiologic Technologist

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


For many Lead Radiologic Technologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $54K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $59K. Lead Radiologic Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. As Lead Radiologic Technologists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $67K.

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Experience Affects Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$60,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 17%

Training
up arrow 11%

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 5%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 7%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 8%

Radiology
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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