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Mammographer Salary

Mammographers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $25.97 per hour for pay. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. For the most part, Mammographers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,670 - $72,859
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$73K
MEDIAN: $57,242
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$19.99 - $34.82
(Median)
$20
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,670 - $72,859  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
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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$41,496 - $72,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.99 - $34.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $805  
   
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).
)
$41,496 - $72,588  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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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Survey takers who work as Mammographers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Radiology, and mammography can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include mammography. Radiology is a skill commonly found among those who know mammography.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammographer

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


For Mammographers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. On average, Mammographers make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $59K on average.

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Experience Affects Mammographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Mammographer Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Radiology
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

mammography
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 26%