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Radiographer Salary (United States)

A Radiographer earns an average wage of $21.05 per hour. A skill in mammography is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Radiographer Salary (?
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$30,304 - $69,028
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,721
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Radiographer Salary (?
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$15.77 - $27.60
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,304 - $69,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
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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$33,711 - $61,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.77 - $27.60  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $43.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,006  
   
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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$33,711 - $61,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 489
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Job Description for Radiographer

A radiographer, or radiologic technologist, use x-rays of patients to help diagnose specific medical conditions and problems. They are also responsible for other types of radiographs, including CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds. It may also be in the radiographer's job description to operate other specialized equipment involving injected dyes and radiographic images of the vascular system.
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Radiographer Tasks
  • Effectively perform assigned radiography tasks and interpret results of inspections.
  • Ensure strict adherence to industry health guidelines as well as company radiation safety regulations.
  • Work with patients, explain testing procedure, and put them at ease through the x-ray process.
  • Fill out daily inspection reports, paperwork, and documentation as required.

Common Career Paths for Radiographer

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiographer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Toledo
up arrow 2%
Houston
up arrow 4%
Portland
up arrow 9%
Cleveland
up arrow 11%
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Experience Affects Radiographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Radiographer Salaries

mammography
up arrow 20%
Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 6%
National Average
$45,000
Radiology
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%