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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salary

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist earns an average wage of $27.84 per hour.
$36,441 - $72,446
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MEDIAN: $56,215
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$20.41 - $36.65
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,441 - $72,446  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
Profit Sharing
$1,930 - $2,070  
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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$42,223 - $77,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.41 - $36.65  
   
Overtime
$27.87 - $53.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,930 - $2,070  
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).
)
$42,223 - $77,461  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 578
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist Salaries

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Radiology
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Computed Tomography (CT)
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National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%