Mammography Technologist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Mammography Technologists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $27.20 per hour. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The majority of Mammography Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,426 - $70,593
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $52,925
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$20.56 - $35.94
(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 - $550  
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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$42,078 - $75,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.56 - $35.94  
   
Overtime
$1.44 - $55.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $550  
   
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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$42,078 - $75,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 432
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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 sometimes move into a Chief Mammography Technologist role, where the salary is similar. Many Mammography Technologists go on to become Mammographers or Licensed Mammographers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $3K lower and $4K lower, respectively.

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Mammography Technologists report a focused set of job skills. 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mammography Technologists make a median salary of $60K. Mammography Technologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $62K on average.

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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

mammography
up arrow 17%

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
100 %
Male
0 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
18%
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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