An MRI Technologist earns an average wage of $28.81 per hour.
MRI Technologist Total Pay (?
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$39,738 - $76,878
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77K
MEDIAN: $55,185
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MRI Technologist Total Pay (?
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$21.33 - $37.70
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,738 - $76,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,167  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,966  
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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$44,292 - $80,223  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.33 - $37.70  
   
Overtime
$28.49 - $58.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,167  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,966  
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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$44,292 - $80,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,082
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Diego
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New York
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Denver
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Dallas
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Atlanta
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Baltimore
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San Antonio
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$61,000
Houston
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Columbia
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Columbus
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Kansas City
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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
Radiology
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Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%
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