Mammographer Salary

Most Mammographers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $27.20 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Mammographers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$43,452 - $79,378
$43K
$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $56,474
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$20.45 - $34.81
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$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,452 - $79,378  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $7,628  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$42,946 - $73,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.45 - $34.81  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $49.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$302.01 - $7,628  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$42,946 - $73,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 411

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Job Description for Mammographer

Mammographers examines human breasts to enable medical diagnosis, performing X-rays and other medical imagining of the chest area, When a patient arrives for a mammogram, the mammographer completes an intake form and initial interview, in which they discuss the reasons for the mammogram and address any questions or concerns. To test properly, the mammographer must ensure that each breast is properly positioned within the mammogram machine to get a clear view of the tissues involved. The mammographer then uses low-does radiation to acquire clear images, taking special care to follow procedures that minimize patients’ and medical personnel’s exposure to unnecessary radiation levels. Once the needed images have been acquired, the images are examined to ensure they are sharp and clear enough; if they are not, the mammographer takes additional images. In some cases, if they have the proper training, the mammographer may inform the patient about what is visible in the images. Generally, the patient later meets with a doctor who has examined the images to discuss the results.

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Mammographer Tasks

  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Operate mammography unit to produce images of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Review and evaluate developed mammograms or other digital breast images for clarity.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

Common Career Paths for Mammographer


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Mammographers who go on to become Mammography Technologists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Mammography Technologist, an upper-level role, pays $53K.

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Popular Skills for Mammographer


Survey results show that Mammographers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Radiology, Mammographer, and Computed Tomography (CT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include mammography, Computed Tomography, and Mammographer. Those with knowledge of Quality Assurance / Quality Control tend to be skilled in Radiology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammographer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Mammographers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $53K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $56K. Mammographers bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $61K.

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Key Stats for Mammographer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Mammographer Salaries

▲7%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Mammographer Salaries


National Average
$57,000

▼3%

Mammographer
▼6%

mammography
▼8%

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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