Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator Salary

Picture Archival Computer System & Radiology Information Systems Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $68K annually on average. Men make up a slight majority of Picture Archival Computer System & Radiology Information Systems Administrators (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Picture Archival Computer System & Radiology Information Systems Administrators. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,428 - $93,402
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$50K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,812
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$17.97 - $38.14
(Median)
$18
$26
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$50,428 - $93,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,089  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,000  
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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$43,391 - $91,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$17.97 - $38.14  
   
Overtime
$27.60 - $61.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $2,000  
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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$43,391 - $91,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator

  • Develop, maintain, and repair PACS and RIS system, images, interfaces and databases.
  • Perform system administration duties of the medical images management system, PACS, and the radiology information system (RIS).
  • Assist in image workflow and database integrity for radiology staff and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain knowledge of PACS and RIS advances and recommend upgrades to the system.
  • Test, maintain, and monitor the Medical Image System and Picture Archive System databases.

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Survey takers who work as Picture Archival Computer System & Radiology Information Systems Administrators typically report just a few professional skills. Radiology Information Systems and Picture Archival Computer System are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Picture Archival Computer System also know Radiology Information Systems.

Pay by Experience Level for Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $60K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Picture Archival Computer System & Radiology Information Systems Administrators see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $70K by contrast.

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator Reviews

What is it like working as a Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator?

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator in Ventura:
"Always Something New To Learn."
Pros: - There is always something new to learn. - Chance to optimize a tired old system. -
Cons: Having to deal with other outside offices who don't adhere to advice on operating procedures.

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Experience Affects Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
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National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)/Radiology Information Systems (RIS) Administrator Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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