Mammography Technologist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Mammography Technologists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $27.16 per hour. While years of experience and the individual firm impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Mammography Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,117 - $75,467
$38K
$59K
$75K
MEDIAN: $59,416
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$20.66 - $36.45
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$36
MEDIAN: $27.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,117 - $75,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
Total Pay (?
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$42,830 - $75,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.66 - $36.45  
   
Overtime
$3.08 - $56.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
   
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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$42,830 - $75,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 514

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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

  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Operate mammography unit to produce images of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Mammography Technologist


Allina Hospitals and Clinics offers the least pay with a median salary of $56K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $59K.

Popular Skills for Mammography Technologist


Survey results show that Mammography Technologists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Stereotactic Biopsy, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Bone Density, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include xray, mammography, and Radiology. A tool kit that includes Radiology also typically contains mammography. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Bone Density.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammography Technologist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $53K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $54K. For Mammography Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Key Stats for Mammography Technologist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

Stereotactic Biopsy
▲12%


National Average
$57,000

Bone Density
▼2%

▼3%

mammography
▼4%

xray
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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