Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Salary

With over three-fourths of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $70K to $136K per year and averages out to $98K annually. Men make up a slight majority of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors (52 percent) who responded to the survey. Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and more than half collect vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$71,070 - $137,364
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$71K
$98K
$140K
MEDIAN: $97,558
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$28.48 - $55.47
(Median)
$28
$37
$55
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,070 - $137,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,971  
Profit Sharing
$3,904  
Total Pay (?
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$69,913 - $136,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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Hourly Rate
$28.48 - $55.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,971  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,904  
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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$69,913 - $136,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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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Many Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors move into a Radiology Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Radiology Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors.

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Popular Skills for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director


Survey takers who work as Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors typically report just a few professional skills. 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. The majority of those who know Budget Management also know 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $91K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $85K. Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors see a median salary of $93K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $105K — the plum median salary in this group.

Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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"That it would grow into a whole new beast."
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Experience Affects Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Salaries


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$96,000


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Skills That Affect Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Salaries



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$96,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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