Mammographer Salary

Most Mammographers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $26.45 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Mammographers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,747 - $72,538
(Median)
$43K
$56K
$73K
MEDIAN: $56,485
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$20.31 - $34.77
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$20
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$42,747 - $72,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
Total Pay (?
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$42,449 - $72,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.31 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$1.79 - $46.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
   
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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$42,449 - $72,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 503
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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

  • 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.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Operate mammography unit to produce images of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.

Common Career Paths for Mammographer


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For Mammographers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Mammographers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Mammography Technologist.

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Popular Skills for Mammographer


Professional skills reported by Mammographers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Radiology, Computed Tomography, and mammography are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like mammography and Computed Tomography. Mammography and Radiology are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammographer

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


For Mammographers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Mammographers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $60K.

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Experience Affects Mammographer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Mammographer Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Radiology
0%

National Average
$55,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 6%

mammography
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
100 %
Male
0 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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