Lead Radiologic Technologist Salary

An average Lead Radiologic Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $26.78 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Radiologic Technologists. Female Lead Radiologic Technologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$38,785 - $81,703
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$39K
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MEDIAN: $60,893
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$20.36 - $36.51
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,785 - $81,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
Total Pay (?
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$42,514 - $79,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.36 - $36.51  
   
Overtime
$26.12 - $56.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,013  
   
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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$42,514 - $79,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Radiology Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $70K per year.

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Lead Radiologic Technologists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Computed Tomography, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, and Picture Archival Computer System (PACS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Radiology and Picture Archival Computer System.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Radiologic Technologist

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $51K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. For Lead Radiologic Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $59K.

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Experience Affects Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Training
up arrow 16%

Computed Tomography (CT)
0%

National Average
$57,000

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 11%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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