A Registered X-ray Technician earns an average wage of $19.99 per hour.
Registered X-ray Technician Total Pay (?
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$32,117 - $62,510
(Median)
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63K
MEDIAN: $50,028
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Registered X-ray Technician Total Pay (?
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$14.71 - $27.61
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28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,117 - $62,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
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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$31,132 - $59,150  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $27.61  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $40.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
   
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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$31,132 - $59,150  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Registered X-ray Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Registered X-ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 30%
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