Mammographer Salary (United States)

A Mammographer earns an average wage of $25.69 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Mammographer Salary (?
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$35,562 - $73,123
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $55,481
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Mammographer Salary (?
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$19.78 - $34.16
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,562 - $73,123  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $967  
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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$40,965 - $71,469  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.78 - $34.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $967  
   
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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$40,965 - $71,469  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mammographer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Denver
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Houston
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National Average
$54,000
Austin
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Experience Affects Mammographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Mammographer Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%
Radiology
0%
National Average
$54,000
mammography
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 25%
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