Registered X-ray Technician Salary

A Registered X-ray Technician earns an average wage of $22.60 per hour.

$17.55 - $26.89
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MEDIAN: $22.60
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Hourly Rate
$17.55 - $26.89  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
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$36,868 - $56,269  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Registered X-ray Technician

X-ray technicians use technology to see the inside of the human body for medical purposes. X-ray technicians work with a wide variety of imaging technologies, such as fluoroscopy, film and digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized axial tomography (CT), and traditional x-ray machines. Some technicians specialize in the use of one or more types of this equipment, while others maintain general knowledge.

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Registered X-ray Technician Tasks

  • 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.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • 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.

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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.

Key Stats for Registered X-ray Technician

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
30%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Registered X-ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

Entry-Level
▲1%

National Average
$49,000

Experienced
▼4%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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