Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary

Average Special Procedures Radiology Technologists in the United States make around $27.81 per hour. Earnings sit near $21.57 per hour on the lower side but can approach $37.18 on the higher side. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Special Procedures Radiology Technologists (63 percent) who took the survey are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,923 - $73,199
(Median)
$44K
$58K
$73K
MEDIAN: $57,645
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$21.57 - $37.18
(Median)
$22
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,923 - $73,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $718  
Total Pay (?
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$45,949 - $82,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.57 - $37.18  
   
Overtime
$30.36 - $53.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $718  
   
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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$45,949 - $82,420  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
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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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For Special Procedures Radiology Technologists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Special Procedures Radiology Technologists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist.

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Survey takers who work as Special Procedures Radiology Technologists typically report just a few professional skills. Interventional Radiology and Radiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Interventional Radiology to be familiar with Radiology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Special Procedures Radiology Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Special Procedures Radiology Technologists make a median salary of $65K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Special Procedures Radiology Technologist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $70K on average.

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Experience Affects Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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