Mammography Technologist Salary

A Mammography Technologist earns an average wage of $27.06 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Biopsy.
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$37,433 - $73,236
$37K
$59K
$73K
MEDIAN: $58,957
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$20.64 - $36.57
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MEDIAN: $27.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,433 - $73,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
Total Pay (?
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$42,776 - $76,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.64 - $36.57  
   
Overtime
$3.06 - $56.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
   
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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$42,776 - $76,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 494

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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.

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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 52 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$57,000

▼5%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

Breast Ultrasound
▲25%

Stereotactic Biopsy
▲12%


National Average
$57,000

Bone Density
▼1%

▼3%

mammography
▼4%

xray
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%