Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Salary

The average rate for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist is $30.99 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$47,678 - $86,081
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$48K
$69K
$86K
MEDIAN: $69,360
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$24.86 - $41.07
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MEDIAN: $30
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,678 - $86,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $567  
Total Pay (?
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$51,879 - $85,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.86 - $41.07  
   
Overtime
$27.40 - $61.08  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $567  
   
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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$51,879 - $85,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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

Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Salaries



National Average
$66,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 24%
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