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Mammography Technologist Salary

A Mammography Technologist earns an average wage of $27.29 per hour. A skill in mammography is associated with high pay for this job.
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$36,337 - $70,734
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,235
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$20.41 - $35.77
(Median)
$20
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,337 - $70,734  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $613  
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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$41,902 - $75,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.41 - $35.77  
   
Overtime
$1.44 - $55.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $613  
   
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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$41,902 - $75,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 414
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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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

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 66 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 27%
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