Radiology Technician Salary

Radiology Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $19.81 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and slightly more than half have dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Radiology Technicians making up 77 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,041 - $63,467
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MEDIAN: $46,236
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$13.84 - $29.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,041 - $63,467  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
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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$29,615 - $62,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $29.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$19.87 - $46.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$206.08 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
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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$29,615 - $62,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 323

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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

  • 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.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Radiology Technician


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Many Radiology Technicians move into a Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Certified Radiology X-Ray Technicians on average bring in a similar salary to Radiology Technicians.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiology Technician

Pay by Experience for a Radiology Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiology Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 364 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiology Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Radiology Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 72 salaries. A Radiology Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Radiology Technician

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Radiology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$42,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Radiology Technician Salaries

Radiology
▲24%


National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 22%
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