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Lead Radiologic Technologist Salary

Lead Radiologic Technologists in the United States take home approximately $25.27 per hour on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Lead Radiologic Technologists (67 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Lead Radiologic Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,720 - $75,490
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,444
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$19.78 - $34.48
(Median)
$20
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$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,720 - $75,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,750  
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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$40,950 - $74,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.78 - $34.48  
   
Overtime
$28.70 - $53.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,750  
   
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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$40,950 - $74,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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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More often than not, lower-level Lead Radiologic Technologists go on to take higher-end positions like Licensed Radiologic Technologist even though pay tends to be lower. Median salary for Licensed Radiologic Technologists is at the $43K mark.

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $47K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $54K. On average, Lead Radiologic Technologists make $56K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Lead Radiologic Technologists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $55K.

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Experience Affects Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 11%