Radiographer Salary (United States)

A Radiographer earns an average wage of $20.86 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Radiographer Total Pay (?
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$31,710 - $69,951
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $47,264
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Radiographer Total Pay (?
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$15.80 - $27.23
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,710 - $69,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,104  
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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$34,087 - $61,271  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 628
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.80 - $27.23  
   
Overtime
$18.88 - $43.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,104  
   
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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$34,087 - $61,271  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 628
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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.
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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 11%
National Average
$45,000
Houston
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Toledo
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Cleveland
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Experience Affects Radiographer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$45,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Radiographer Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 7%
National Average
$45,000
Radiology
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 25%
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