Mammography Technologist Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Mammography Technologists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $26.62 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits—about a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mammography Technologists. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Mammography Technologist Salary (?
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$36,766 - $69,035
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MEDIAN: $51,978
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Mammography Technologist Salary (?
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$20.06 - $35.20
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$36,766 - $69,035  
   
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$0.00 - $695  
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$41,378 - $73,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.06 - $35.20  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $55.37  
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$0.00 - $695  
   
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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$41,378 - $73,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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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.

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Survey results show that Mammography Technologists typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with mammography can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 14 percent more than the national average, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammography Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Mammography Technologists can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Salaries start at $49K, which grows to $55K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $59K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Mammography Technologists encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $62K annually. Mammography Technologists with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with more than 20 years and 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

mammography
up arrow 14%
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%
National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
99%
female alumni
 
Male
1%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 29%