A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist earns an average wage of $33.56 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$56,229 - $89,515
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MEDIAN: $71,644
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$26.53 - $48.60
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$56,229 - $89,515  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
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$55,772 - $98,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$26.53 - $48.60  
   
Overtime
$23.18 - $87.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$55,772 - $98,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist

The position of a positron emission tomography technologist requires a great deal of expertise in the radiology field. The responsibilities of a positron emission tomography technologist include research and the performance of procedures utilizing a positron emission machine. The positron emission tomography technologist works closely with patients, as they seek a diagnosis or treatment for an ailment or condition. A positron emission tomography technologist should therefore have the ability to be empathetic, they are occasionally delivering undesirable news to a patient. In addition, strong communication skills are essential. Moreover, excellent problem-solving skills are important, as it is essential to have the ability to analyze the patient's scan and develop an accurate diagnosis.

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Tasks

  • Perform complex PET exams and transmission scans, consulting with Radiologist for appropriate scan procedure.
  • Review and evaluate computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot radiologic equipment.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions during scan, reporting abnormal signs to physician.

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Experience Affects Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
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National Average
$72,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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