Mammography Technologist Salary

Most Mammography Technologists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $27.37 per hour. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Mammography Technologists is high. While about one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$36,426 - $71,034
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,818
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$20.80 - $36.20
(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 - $71,034  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $998  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$42,575 - $75,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.80 - $36.20  
   
Overtime
$3.14 - $56.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $998  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$42,575 - $75,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 552
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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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As Mammography Technologists make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Chief Mammography Technologist position pays around the same amount as the Mammography Technologist job on average. A lot of Mammography Technologists advance their careers by becoming Mammographers and Licensed Mammographers. However, those positions offer $3K less and $5K less per year on average.

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Mammography Technologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, mammography, Bone Density, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Radiology, Bone Density, and mammography. Experience with mammography is often linked with knowledge of Radiology.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $52K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $55K on average. Mammography Technologists bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 9%


National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$57,000

mammography
up arrow 3%

Bone Density
up arrow 4%

Radiology
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
100 %
Male
0 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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