An average Special Procedures Radiology Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $27.63 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Special Procedures Radiology Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Special Procedures Radiology Technologists who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$21.87 - $37.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,798 - $86,996  
   
Bonus
$1,750  
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$46,187 - $84,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.87 - $37.69  
   
Overtime
$30.24 - $54.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,750  
   
Total Pay (?
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$46,187 - $84,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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 transition into an upper level Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist makes $56K a year.

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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $55K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $61K. Special Procedures Radiology Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $63K. Special Procedures Radiology Technologists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
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National Average
$60,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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