Lead Radiologic Technologist Salary

The average Lead Radiologic Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $26.62 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Lead Radiologic Technologists (63 percent) survey participants are women. Most Lead Radiologic Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,399 - $83,384
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$36K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,352
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$20.38 - $36.15
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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 - $4,973  
Total Pay (?
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$42,117 - $77,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.38 - $36.15  
   
Overtime
$26.63 - $54.74  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,973  
   
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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$42,117 - $77,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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┬áradiology technologist procedures of the department.

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Lead Radiologic Technologists usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Training, Computed Tomography, Picture Archival Computer System, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Lead Radiologic Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Lead Radiologic Technologists make a median salary of $58K. Lead Radiologic Technologists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Training
up arrow 17%

National Average
$57,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 3%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
up arrow 9%

Radiology
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%
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