Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Salary

Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little under three-quarters have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $68K to $128K per year, median earnings come to $91K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$67,400 - $126,137
(Median)
$67K
$91K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,207
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$27.94 - $55.62
(Median)
$28
$39
$56
MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,400 - $126,137  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,282  
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $5,596  
Total Pay (?
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$67,730 - $128,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.94 - $55.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,572 - $5,596  
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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$67,730 - $128,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director

Radiology/diagnostic imaging directors hold an "advanced" position which requires managing others, so prior management experience, perhaps several years, is highly beneficial for applicants for this position. A radiology degree and licensing are generally required, as is a basic cardiac life support certification.

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Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Tasks

  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional, clinical, state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Plan and direct the radiology department overall operation to ensure quality patient safety and care.
  • Oversee staff operations, business plans for services and budget management.
  • Maintain technical knowledge specific to the latest advances and procedures in radiology.
  • Oversee, plan and direct the diagnostic imaging program.

Common Career Paths for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director


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For Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Radiology Director.

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Popular Skills for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director


Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Radiology, Computed Tomography, and Picture Archival Computer System (PACS) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Picture Archival Computer System and Computed Tomography. Most people skilled in Budget Management are similarly competent in Picture Archival Computer System (PACS).

Pay by Experience Level for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $84K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $83K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors make a median salary of $87K. Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $102K.

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Experience Affects Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Salaries


National Average
$91,000


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Skills That Affect Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Salaries



National Average
$91,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
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Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%