A Mammography Technologist earns an average wage of $27.17 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$39,168 - $76,230
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$39K
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$76K
MEDIAN: $60,087
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$20.69 - $36.49
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,168 - $76,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,967 - $76,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.69 - $36.49  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $56.97  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$42,967 - $76,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 509
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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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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

Stereotactic Biopsy
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Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$57,000

Bone Density
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Radiology
up arrow 4%

mammography
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xray
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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