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Mammography Technologist Salary

Most Mammography Technologists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $27.29 per hour. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,336 - $70,734
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$37K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,790
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$20.47 - $35.65
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$20
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,336 - $70,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
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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$42,098 - $74,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.47 - $35.65  
   
Overtime
$1.50 - $54.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
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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$42,098 - $74,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 412

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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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Chief Mammography Technologist. On average, Chief Mammography Technologists get paid about the same as Mammography Technologists do. Many Mammography Technologists go on to become Mammographers or Licensed Mammographers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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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 by 16 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammography Technologist

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


For Mammography Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $56K. On average, Mammography Technologists make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

mammography
up arrow 16%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 27%
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