Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary

Special Procedures Radiology Technologists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $27.79 per hour. Compensation ranges between $21.31 per hour and $37.19. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the majority of Special Procedures Radiology Technologists (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. For the most part, Special Procedures Radiology Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,923 - $73,199

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$21.31 - $37.19

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,923 - $73,199  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $950  
Total Pay (?
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$45,446 - $82,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.31 - $37.19  
   
Overtime
$30.15 - $53.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $950  
   
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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$45,446 - $82,521  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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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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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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Special Procedures Radiology Technologists note just a narrow range of job skills. Interventional Radiology and Radiology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Interventional Radiology and Radiology are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $65K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Special Procedures Radiology Technologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $70K.

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Experience Affects Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

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 1%

National Average
$60,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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