Radiology Technician Salary

Radiology Technicians in the United States take home approximately $19.27 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $13.10 per hour and $27.19. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Women make up the majority of Radiology Technicians (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Radiology Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$29,705 - $60,049
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,397
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$13.10 - $27.19
(Median)
$13
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,705 - $60,049  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
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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$28,662 - $58,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.10 - $27.19  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $44.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,927  
   
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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$28,662 - $58,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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Job Description for Radiology Technician

Anyone who has been injured has likely crossed paths with a radiology technician, as these are the people responsible for utilizing x-ray equipment and, occasionally, other medical imaging technology. At the most basic level, radiology technicians use fixed and movable x-ray imaging technology to record images of injured or unwell areas of a patient, and advanced practitioners in this field may also work with MRI gear and CAT scans. Radiology technicians not only take x-ray images, but also develop them and provide them to medical professionals who can act upon their findings.

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Radiology Technician Tasks

  • Explain process and position patient for x-ray; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading instructions from physician.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiology Technician

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $40K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $42K on average. Radiology Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $52K.

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Experience Affects Radiology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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