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Registered X-ray Technician Salary

A Registered X-ray Technician earns an average wage of $20.03 per hour.
$14.80 - $27.57
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Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $27.57  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $43.55  
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$0.00 - $773  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,146 - $58,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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.

Experience Affects Registered X-ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 35%