The average wage for a Radiologic Technician is $19.81 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,924 - $63,264
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MEDIAN: $50,474
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$13.04 - $26.80
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,924 - $63,264  
   
Bonus
$187.50  
Total Pay (?
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$29,049 - $58,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $26.80  
   
Overtime
$32.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$187.50  
   
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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$29,049 - $58,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Job Description for Radiologic Technician

Radiologic technicians work with x-rays, cat scans, or other medical devices used to scan the human body for any abnormalities or changes. They must be able to take care of people of all age groups, from children to elderly people. The physical work involved in this job will be mildly strenuous, as there may be some transferring of patients from a stretcher to the examination table. Mental stress is also present, as a well-rounded understanding of the equipment, a general understanding of human anatomy and physiology, and a general understanding of CPR and BLS are necessary.

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Radiologic Technician 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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Pay by Experience Level for Radiologic Technician

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

Radiologic Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Radiologic Technician?

Radiologic Technician in Cleveland:
"NCMD Mobile."
Pros: No hospital politics because it is mobile x-ray company and very small. In our subdivision we only have 7 people. Different patients almost every day. Work environment is very friendly when we do meet.
Cons: Very long drives from one nursing home to another, sometimes 40 minutes one way. Paper work is very tedious.

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Experience Affects Radiologic Technician Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
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National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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