Mammographer Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Mammographers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $27.36 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Mammographers report high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$43,300 - $79,946
$43K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $57,267
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50%
90%

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$20.53 - $34.90
$21
$27
$35
MEDIAN: $27.36
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,300 - $79,946  
   
Bonus
$900  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$43,120 - $73,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.53 - $34.90  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $49.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$43,120 - $73,368  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 398

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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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Mammographers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Mammography Technologist. Median pay for Mammography Technologists is $53K.

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Popular Skills for Mammographer


Survey takers who work as Mammographers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Radiology, mammography, and Mammographer are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Computed Tomography, Mammographer, and mammography. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Radiology are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammographer

Pay by Experience for a Mammographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mammographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mammographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Mammographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 149 salaries. A Mammographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 143 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mammographer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
33%
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Experience Affects Mammographer Salaries

▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$57,000

▼2%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mammographer Salaries


National Average
$57,000

▼2%

mammography
▼5%

Mammographer
▼7%

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 26%