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Lead Radiologic Technologist Salary

An average Lead Radiologic Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $26.19 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Lead Radiologic Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Most Lead Radiologic Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$36,291 - $74,382
(Median)
$36K
$58K
$74K
MEDIAN: $57,611
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$20.07 - $35.77
(Median)
$20
$26
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,291 - $74,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
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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$41,577 - $76,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $35.77  
   
Overtime
$27.37 - $62.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
   
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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$41,577 - $76,079  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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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As Lead Radiologic Technologists transition into upper-level roles such as Radiology Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Radiology Managers earn $69K on average per year.

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Job skills reported by Lead Radiologic Technologists are limited. Computed Tomography and Radiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Lead Radiologic Technologist

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Lead Radiologic Technologists make a median salary of $58K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Lead Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
0%

National Average
$55,000

Radiology
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%