Radiology Technologist Salary

For Radiology Technologists, hourly average wages total $22.02 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $16.79 per hour to $30.16. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Radiology Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Radiology Technologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,183 - $69,205
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,506
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$16.79 - $30.16
(Median)
$17
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,183 - $69,205  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $888  
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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$34,702 - $64,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.79 - $30.16  
   
Overtime
$21.43 - $44.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $888  
   
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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$34,702 - $64,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,015

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Job Description for Radiology Technologist

A radiology technologist works in a clinical environment (such as a hospital) that uses x-rays, radiological equipment, and fluroscoping equipment. They work alongside clinicians and doctors to ensure that the physicians receive necessary diagnostic imaging required to administer treatment. They also work with with patients in a friendly, compassionate manner as they get the equipment poised to shoot at the proper angles while causing the least amount of discomfort possible.

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Radiology Technologist Tasks

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
  • As a trained technologist, operate radiology equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician.
  • Explain process and position patient for scan; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Review and evaluate film and images to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.

Common Career Paths for Radiology Technologist


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Radiology Technologists' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Radiology Manager. The average Radiology Manager brings home $69K per year. Radiology Technologists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists or Computed Tomography Technologists. The median paychecks in those roles are $12K higher and $7K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Radiology Technologist


Survey results imply that Radiology Technologists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, facility with mammography, Bone Density, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 19 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Phlebotomy. Those familiar with Picture Archival Computer System also tend to know Operating Room / OR.

Pay by Experience Level for Radiology Technologist

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


Radiology Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $42K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $47K. On average, Radiology Technologists make $53K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Radiology Technologists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Radiology Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+30 percent), Philadelphia (+25 percent), Seattle (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (3 percent lower) and San Antonio (2 percent lower).

Radiology Technologist Reviews

What is it like working as a Radiology Technologist?

Radiology Technologist in Hyattsville:
"Work Flexible, Passionate, Patient."
Pros: Everything, but mostly sharing my compassion with my patients.
Cons: None.

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Experience Affects Radiology Technologist Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Radiology Technologist Salaries

mammography
up arrow 21%

Bone Density
up arrow 19%

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
up arrow 10%


Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 3%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Phlebotomy
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 26%