X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary

Pay for Certified X-Ray Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $17.44 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Women make up a slight majority of Certified X-Ray Technicians (53 percent) survey respondents. Most Certified X-Ray Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,426 - $62,680

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$10.90 - $25.31

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,426 - $62,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Total Pay (?
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$23,112 - $57,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $25.31  
   
Overtime
$1.94 - $36.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
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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$23,112 - $57,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $33K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $38K. For Certified X-Ray Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $42K. As Certified X-Ray Technicians reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $47K.

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Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 35%
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