Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Salary

The average rate for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist is $33.62 per hour.

$50,779 - $84,888
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MEDIAN: $70,188
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$26.95 - $49.38
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Salary
$50,779 - $84,888  
   
Bonus
$4,375  
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$56,003 - $101,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$26.95 - $49.38  
   
Overtime
$24.75 - $90.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,375  
   
Total Pay (?
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$56,003 - $101,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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

  • Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot radiologic equipment.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions during scan, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 45 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 43 salaries. A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Salaries

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▲8%

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National Average
$72,000

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Skills That Affect Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 24%