Radiology Technician Salary

Earnings for Radiology Technicians in the United States come in at around $19.35 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $13.28 per hour on the lower side but can approach $27.21 on the higher side. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Radiology Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,743 - $59,981

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$13.28 - $27.21

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,743 - $59,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$28,893 - $58,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $27.21  
   
Overtime
$11.07 - $44.40  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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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$28,893 - $58,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 311
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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.


For Radiology Technicians, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $40K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $43K. Radiology Technicians see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Radiology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000


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
55%
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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