Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary

An average Special Procedures Radiology Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $28.03 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $21.39 per hour and $37.50. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Special Procedures Radiology Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$48,611 - $76,202
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$49K
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$76K
MEDIAN: $62,743
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$21.39 - $37.50
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$48,611 - $76,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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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$45,881 - $84,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.39 - $37.50  
   
Overtime
$32.85 - $55.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
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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$45,881 - $84,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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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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Professional skills reported by Special Procedures Radiology Technologists are few in number. 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.


For Special Procedures Radiology Technologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $62K. Special Procedures Radiology Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $64K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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 16%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

Interventional Radiology
0%

National Average
$61,000

Radiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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