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X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary

For Certified X-Ray Technicians, hourly average wages total $17.16 per hour. Men make up a slight majority of Certified X-Ray Technicians (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Although a majority have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Certified X-Ray Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,240 - $61,672
(Median)
$24K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $46,067
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$10.76 - $25.06
(Median)
$11
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,240 - $61,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$23,033 - $57,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.76 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$2.07 - $35.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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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$23,033 - $57,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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Job Description for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

  • 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $33K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified X-Ray Technicians make a median salary of $42K. 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 29%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 35%
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