Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary

Special Procedures Radiology Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $27.47 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,883 - $90,348
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MEDIAN: $65,221
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$21.70 - $37.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,883 - $90,348  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$45,866 - $83,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $37.17  
   
Overtime
$29.89 - $54.55  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$45,866 - $83,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 344
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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.

Common Career Paths for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist


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Many Special Procedures Radiology Technologists move into a Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists on average bring in a similar salary to Special Procedures Radiology Technologists.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $55K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $61K. On average, Special Procedures Radiology Technologists make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,778

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Special Procedures Radiology Technologists, Philadelphia provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Special Procedures Radiology Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+13 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), Charlotte (+6 percent), and Phoenix (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Indianapolis (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

▲22%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$60,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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