The average rate for a Radiology Technologist is $21.54 per hour. A skill in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Radiology Technologist Total Pay (?
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$29,285 - $66,750
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MEDIAN: $43,073
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Radiology Technologist Total Pay (?
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$16.30 - $29.83
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,285 - $66,750  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,045  
Profit Sharing
$76.30 - $4,913  
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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$33,296 - $64,019  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.30 - $29.83  
   
Overtime
$22.27 - $43.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$76.30 - $4,913  
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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$33,296 - $64,019  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,117
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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.
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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
Baltimore
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Phoenix
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Chicago
up arrow 15%
Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
up arrow 14%
Minneapolis
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Las Vegas
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
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Fort Worth
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Dallas
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National Average
$45,000
San Antonio
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Albuquerque
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Tulsa
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Experience Affects Radiology Technologist Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Skills That Affect Radiology Technologist Salaries

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 4%
mammography
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Radiology
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Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
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National Average
$45,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 143 votes.
Gender
Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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