Mammography Technologist Salary

Women account for the majority of Mammography Technologists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $27.27 per hour. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,601 - $72,413
$39K
$57K
$72K
MEDIAN: $56,841
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$20.64 - $36.64
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MEDIAN: $27.27
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$0$76K
Salary $38,601 - $72,413
Bonus $0.00 - $1,957
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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$42,849 - $76,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $20.64 - $36.64
Overtime $3.08 - $56.32
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,957
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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$42,849 - $76,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 519

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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

  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Operate mammography unit to produce images of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Mammography Technologist


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As Mammography Technologists transition into upper-level roles such as Radiology Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Radiology Managers earn $71K on average per year. Given that the median pay is $55K, it may be surprising to find that a Mammographer is the most common role for Mammography Technologists to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Chief Mammography Technologist role — which pays $62K — is also typical for Mammography Technologists, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Mammography Technologist


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $53K to just $59K — but Allina Hospitals and Clinics offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $56K.

Popular Skills for Mammography Technologist


Mammography Technologists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Biopsy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include xray, mammography, and Radiology. Those proficient in Quality Assurance / Quality Control are, more often than not, also skilled in Bone Density. Those who learned Radiology also tend to know mammography.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammography Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Mammography Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Mammography Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mammography Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Mammography Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 167 salaries. A Mammography Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 154 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mammography Technologist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$57,000

▼5%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

Breast Ultrasound
▲24%

Stereotactic Biopsy
▲12%


National Average
$57,000

Bone Density
▼1%

▼3%

mammography
▼4%

xray
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%
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