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Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary

The average Special Procedures Radiology Technologist in the United States earns approximately $27.84 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $21.70 per hour, and the top verges on $37.02. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Special Procedures Radiology Technologists is high. Female Special Procedures Radiology Technologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,768 - $73,326
(Median)
$44K
$57K
$73K
MEDIAN: $56,626
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$21.70 - $37.02
(Median)
$22
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,768 - $73,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
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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$46,114 - $82,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $37.02  
   
Overtime
$30.59 - $54.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
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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$46,114 - $82,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 283

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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.

Common Career Paths for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist


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Special Procedures Radiology Technologists who go on to become Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist, an upper-level role, pays $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. Radiology is a skill commonly found among those who know Interventional Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

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


Special Procedures Radiology Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $53K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $65K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $70K.

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Experience Affects Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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