Radiologic Technologist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Radiologic Technologist is $21.36 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, mammography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Radiologic Technologist Total Pay (?
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$30,299 - $65,270
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MEDIAN: $44,260
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Radiologic Technologist Total Pay (?
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$16.13 - $30.03
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,299 - $65,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $971  
Profit Sharing
$223.00 - $1,526  
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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$33,467 - $64,386  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.13 - $30.03  
   
Overtime
$20.08 - $45.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $971  
   
Profit Sharing
$223.00 - $1,526  
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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$33,467 - $64,386  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,396
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Job Description for Radiologic Technologist
A Radiologic Technologist is the person who operates the radiology equipment that scans and takes images of a patient's body. The responsibilities of a Radiologic Technologist not only include taking the images for a physician, but also include maintaining the equipment. They must be sure that the machines are running properly and are set to the proper control settings in order to take an adequate photo. The Radiologic Technologist must also prepare the patients and give them the proper instructions before the procedure begins. They must guide the patient into the positions that will give a clear view of the part of the body that is being scanned. Without proper knowledge and training on the equipment, a technologist can easily corrupt and image, thereby causing unnecessary radiation exposure to a patient. The technologist must be sure that the images are clear enough for a physician to read. They must adjust monitors and stay on color control for that to be possible. The images that they take are important because often it is what confirms a diagnosis. A Radiologic Technologist is responsible for keeping a patient safe while in the machine, and must follow the regulations set by the government to do just that. The Technologist job not only involves taking X-rays, but also involves taking sonograms, mammographs, MRIs or any other required test. A Radiologic Technologist must also protect himself or herself from the high levels of radiation that he or she will be exposed to while in this field.
Radiologic 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 Radiologic Technologist Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Radiologic Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
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Cardiology
up arrow 28%
mammography
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pain management
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Surgery
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Orthopedics
up arrow 3%
Computed Tomography (CT)
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Radiology
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Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
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National Average
$45,000
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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