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Entry-Level X-Ray Technician Salary (United States)

Entry-Level X-Ray Technicians pull down an average of $16.60 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a fair portion do receive medical benefits and half have dental insurance. The majority of Entry-Level X-Ray Technicians (60 percent) are female. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level X-Ray Technicians is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Entry-Level X-Ray Technician Salary (?
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$25,213 - $54,746
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MEDIAN: $39,243
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Entry-Level X-Ray Technician Salary (?
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$12.00 - $23.68
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,213 - $54,746  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
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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$25,331 - $51,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $23.68  
   
Overtime
$18.89 - $37.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,034  
   
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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$25,331 - $51,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 621
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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National Average
$36,000
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Tampa
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For Entry-Level X-Ray Technicians, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level X-Ray Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+6 percent) and Chicago (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 16 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Nashville and Tampa (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level X-Ray Technician Salaries

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Computed Tomography (CT)
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Radiology
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Orthopedics
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National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%