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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. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. For the most part, Mammography Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale 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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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,766 - $69,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $695  
Total Pay (?
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$41,378 - $73,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.06 - $35.20  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $55.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$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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Mammography Technologists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Mammography and Quality Assurance / Quality Control are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $49K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Mammography Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $62K. The majority of Mammography Technologists have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with more than 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with 10 to 20 years under their belt.

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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
up arrow 11%

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%