Pay for Special Procedures Radiology Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $27.45 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Special Procedures Radiology Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

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$21.86 - $36.75
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$43,798 - $86,996  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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$46,245 - $82,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Hourly Rate
$21.86 - $36.75  
   
Overtime
$30.10 - $53.79  
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$46,245 - $82,392  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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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

  • 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.
  • Explain procedure and monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • Perform specialized procedures; interventional and angiography procedures using digital and conventional techniques.
  • Operate radiologic and magnetic imaging equipment.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

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


For Special Procedures Radiology Technologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $55K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $61K on average. Special Procedures Radiology Technologists see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Special Procedures Radiology Technologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $71K.

Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Special Procedures Radiology Technologist?

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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Key Stats for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
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Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
0%

National Average
$60,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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