MRI Technologist Salary (United States)

An MRI Technologist earns an average wage of $29.14 per hour.
MRI Technologist Salary (?
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$40,752 - $79,435
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,613
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MRI Technologist Salary (?
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$21.75 - $38.30
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,752 - $79,435  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $4,122  
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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$45,147 - $81,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.75 - $38.30  
   
Overtime
$28.54 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $4,122  
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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$45,147 - $81,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 988
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Job Description for MRI Technologist

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, creates images of soft tissue and organ systems for use by health care professionals. The MRI technologist operates the machines used in creating these detailed images. They work alongside other healthcare professionals to assist them and the patient in creating useful scans with which doctors can make assessments and develop a treatment strategy. An MRI technologist must possess not only the technical knowledge to operate the machinery, but also needs to know techniques to situate the patient so scans are most useful to physicians and specialists. MRI technologist must have an excellent bedside manner with patients of all ages; if the technologist is assigned to a particular age group, they may need to have particular skills interacting with that demographic.
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MRI Technologist Tasks
  • Operate magnetic resonance imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Explain procedure to patient, position and immobilize patient on exam table and observe during scan under direction of physician.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Review and evaluate computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.

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Pay by Experience Level for MRI Technologist

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Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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New York
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Boston
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Denver
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Baltimore
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San Antonio
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St. Louis
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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects MRI Technologist Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Skills That Affect MRI Technologist Salaries

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Computed Tomography (CT)
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National Average
$61,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%