The average rate for a Radiology Technologist is $22.02 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are mammography and Bone Density. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$30,501 - $68,242
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MEDIAN: $46,985
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,501 - $68,242  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $3,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,467 - $64,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $30.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.31  
Overtime
$21.53 - $46.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$100.00 - $3,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,467 - $64,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,095

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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

  • 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.
  • Explain process and position patient for scan; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiology Technologist

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,270

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Radiology Technologist Reviews

What is it like working as a Radiology Technologist?

Radiology Technologist in Chesapeake:
"Good Environment, Bad Pay."
Pros: My coworkers and everyone else are friendly. Can do my job for the most part without being bothered or micro managed.
Cons: Base pay is almost 5 dollars less than surrounding hospitals.

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


Bone Density
up arrow 21%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 4%

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
up arrow 4%

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 3%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
up arrow 2%

Phlebotomy
up arrow 2%

Radiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Orthopedics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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