Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salary

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist earns an average wage of $29.62 per hour.

$40,999 - $82,755
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MEDIAN: $59,869
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$22.72 - $39.27
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MEDIAN: $29.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,999 - $82,755  
   
Bonus
$5.30 - $11,635  
Total Pay (?
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$46,923 - $82,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.72 - $39.27  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $55.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5.30 - $11,635  
   
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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$46,923 - $82,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 370

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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

  • 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.
  • Explain procedure to patient, position and immobilize patient on exam table and observe during scan under direction of physician.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 107 salaries. An experienced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 139 salaries. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,220

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Key Stats for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$62,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salaries


National Average
$62,000


▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%