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Mammography Technologist Salary

The larger portion of Mammography Technologists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $27.30 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Mammography Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,522 - $70,734
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,747
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$20.35 - $35.71
(Median)
$20
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,522 - $70,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $622  
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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$41,947 - $75,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.35 - $35.71  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $55.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $622  
   
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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$41,947 - $75,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409

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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. Mammography Technologists most often advance into Mammographer and Licensed Mammographer positions even though the median salaries are $3K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

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Mammography Technologists usually report a few specific skills. Mammography and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 19 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $57K. Mammography Technologists bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Mammography Technologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $62K.

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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

mammography
up arrow 19%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 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
25%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%