Mammography Technologist Salary

Mammography Technologists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $27.37 per hour for pay. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Mammography Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,426 - $71,034
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $53,818
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$20.80 - $36.20
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$21
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,426 - $71,034  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $998  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$42,575 - $75,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.80 - $36.20  
   
Overtime
$3.14 - $56.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $998  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$42,575 - $75,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 552
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Chief Mammography Technologist. The two jobs pay about the same on average. Mammography Technologists most often move into Mammographer or Licensed Mammographer roles. However, the former pays $3K less on average, and the latter pays $5K less.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mammography Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $55K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $52K. Mammography Technologists bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $62K.

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Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
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National Average
$57,000

mammography
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Bone Density
up arrow 4%

Radiology
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
100 %
Male
0 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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