A Radiography Technologist earns an average wage of $20.00 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$23,270 - $49,886
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$50K
MEDIAN: $40,297
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$15.35 - $29.52
(Median)
$15
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,270 - $49,886  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,204 - $59,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$32.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Total Pay (?
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$30,204 - $59,891  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Radiography Technologist

Radiography technologists usually operate an imaging machine, such as an x-ray machine, to diagnose injuries and diseases. They may also play a role in monitoring certain conditions and any progress made towards healing.

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Radiography Technologist Tasks

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
  • As a trained technologist, operate radiology equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician.
  • Explain process and position patient for scan; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Review and evaluate film and images to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.

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Experience Affects Radiography Technologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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