X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary

Certified X-Ray Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $17.38 per hour. Most Certified X-Ray Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. Women make up a slight majority of Certified X-Ray Technicians (53 percent) survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$22,500 - $61,935
(Median)
$22K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,067
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$10.88 - $25.24
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,500 - $61,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$23,151 - $57,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $25.24  
   
Overtime
$2.00 - $36.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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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$23,151 - $57,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

Certified x-ray technicians may work in clinics, hospitals, or private practice. It is very important in this position to be a caring and professional individual in order to put patients at ease and prepare them for radiology exams.

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X-Ray Technician (Certified) Tasks

  • Explain process and position patient for x-ray; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading instructions from physician.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.

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Pay by Experience Level for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

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


For Certified X-Ray Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $34K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $42K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $47K.

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Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 35%
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