Registered X-ray Technician Salary (United States)

A Registered X-ray Technician earns an average wage of $20.03 per hour.
Registered X-ray Technician Salary (?
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$14.78 - $27.89
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $27.89  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $41.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,192  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,146 - $59,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Job Description for Registered X-ray Technician

  • 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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Experience Affects Registered X-ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 34%