Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salary (United States)

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist earns an average wage of $27.60 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Total Pay (?
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$36,761 - $72,609
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MEDIAN: $56,352
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Total Pay (?
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$20.12 - $35.91
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,761 - $72,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,953  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $3,439  
Total Pay (?
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$41,771 - $75,931  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 823
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.12 - $35.91  
   
Overtime
$24.78 - $53.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $3,439  
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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$41,771 - $75,931  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 823
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Job Description for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technicians are medical professionals who have specialized training in their field. MRI technicians work in hospitals or diagnostic imaging centers, and they use MRI equipment to take detailed pictures of structures inside of the human body. These pictures are then used to diagnose diseases and other various illness.
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (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 Difference By Location
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$58,000
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Experience Affects Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salaries

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Radiology
0%
National Average
$58,000
Computed Tomography (CT)
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Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%
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