Registered X-ray Technician Salary

A Registered X-ray Technician earns an average wage of $20.33 per hour.

$14.77 - $26.78
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$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20
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Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $26.78  
   
Overtime
$10.75 - $43.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,078 - $58,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Registered X-ray Technician

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

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Experience Affects Registered X-ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 34%