Mammography Technologist Salary

Most Mammography Technologists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $27.20 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Mammography Technologists is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,426 - $70,593
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $52,925
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$20.54 - $35.78
(Median)
$21
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,426 - $70,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
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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$42,057 - $75,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.54 - $35.78  
   
Overtime
$1.41 - $55.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $582  
   
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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$42,057 - $75,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 428
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Job Description for Mammography Technologist

Mammography technologists are responsible for performing mammography exams, using a sophisticated X-ray of the breast for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as breast cancer. The technologist's daily duties consist of operating the X-ray equipment and performing a variety of mammography-related diagnostic procedures. They work in a doctor's office, hospital, or other medical setting and are required to be proficient in mammography positioning and exposure techniques.

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Mammography Technologist 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 Mammography Technologist


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Mammography Technologists tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Chief Mammography Technologist. The two jobs pay about the same on average. A lot of Mammography Technologists advance their careers by becoming Mammographers and Licensed Mammographers. However, those positions offer $3K less and $4K less per year on average.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Mammography Technologists who took the survey. Mammography and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammography Technologist

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


Mammography Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $50K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $54K on average. For Mammography Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $62K.

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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

mammography
up arrow 19%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 27%
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