Median pay for Lead Radiologic Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $27.90 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Lead Radiologic Technologists (62 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Lead Radiologic Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$47,009 - $81,389
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MEDIAN: $63,172
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$20.39 - $36.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$47,009 - $81,389  
   
Bonus
$800  
Total Pay (?
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$43,158 - $78,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.39 - $36.44  
   
Overtime
$27.82 - $53.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$800  
   
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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$43,158 - $78,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • Assign, monitor and review progress and accuracy of work and provides technical guidance.
  • Leads team in the radiology technologist procedures of the department.
  • Review and evaluate film and images to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Lead Radiologic Technologist


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Many Lead Radiologic Technologists move into Radiology Manager roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $71K per year.

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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.


Lead Radiologic Technologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During the first five years of their careers, Lead Radiologic Technologists see a median income of $56K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $58K. Lead Radiologic Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $68K.

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Key Stats for Lead Radiologic Technologist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%


National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 14%

Training
up arrow 10%

Team Leadership
up arrow 4%

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 3%


National Average
$61,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 8%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 9%

Radiology
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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