Registered X-ray Technician Salary

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

$17.10 - $28.01
$17
$24
$28
MEDIAN: $23.94
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $17.10 - $28.01
Overtime $27.00
Annual Data $0$57K
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$36,067 - $57,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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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

Pay by Experience for a Registered X-ray Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered X-ray Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered X-ray Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Registered X-ray Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 9 salaries. A Registered X-ray Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Registered X-ray Technician

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Registered X-ray Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Experienced
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 33%
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