Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary

An average Special Procedures Radiology Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $28.03 per hour. Earnings sit near $21.39 per hour on the lower side but can approach $37.50 on the higher side. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Special Procedures Radiology Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,611 - $76,202
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$49K
$63K
$76K
MEDIAN: $62,743
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$21.39 - $37.50
(Median)
$21
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,611 - $76,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$45,881 - $84,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.39 - $37.50  
   
Overtime
$32.85 - $55.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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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$45,881 - $84,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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Job Description for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

Special procedures radiology technology is a specific sub-set of radiographic technology. Special procedures radiology technologists are responsible for assisting physicians and other clinicians as they perform procedures such as X-ray guided cardiac catheterizations, cardiac ablations, cardiac stinting, cardiac balloon placement, and diagnostic studies involving the use of dyes or contrast materials. These procedures are invasive, meaning that entry is made into veins or arteries with the infusion of a dye or contrast. These procedures are always done using sterile techniques in an operating room or surgical suite. The special procedures radiology technologist may also be expected to prepare for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving the area to be operated on.

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Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Tasks

  • Perform specialized procedures; interventional and angiography procedures using digital and conventional techniques.
  • Operate radiologic and magnetic imaging equipment.
  • Explain procedure and monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
  • Review for clarity developed x-rays, video tape, or computer generated information for diagnostic purposes and physician interpretation.

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Special Procedures Radiology Technologists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist. Median pay for Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists is $56K.

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Special Procedures Radiology Technologists report a narrow range of specific skills. Interventional Radiology and Radiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Interventional Radiology tends to also indicate an understanding of Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. For Special Procedures Radiology Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $64K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $71K.

Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Special Procedures Radiology Technologist in Weatherford:
To keep furthering your education as far as registries in other modalities. Become an asset to your department and to adhere to the ARRT code of ethics at all times to be the best tech you can possibly be to provide high quality care to each and every patient you care for.

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Experience Affects Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
0%

National Average
$61,000

Radiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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