Mammography Technologist Salary

Mammography Technologists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $27.30 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most Mammography Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,426 - $70,593

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$20.60 - $36.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,426 - $70,593  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
Total Pay (?
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$42,133 - $75,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.60 - $36.02  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $54.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
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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$42,133 - $75,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 442
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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 move into Mammographer or Licensed Mammographer roles. However, the former pays $3K less on average, and the latter pays $4K less.

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Mammography Technologists note just a narrow range of job skills. Mammography and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $50K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $54K. Mammography Technologists bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

mammography
up arrow 16%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
100 %
Male
0 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 27%
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