X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary (United States)

The average wage for an X-Ray Technician (Certified) is $16.27 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary (?
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$25,434 - $61,033
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MEDIAN: $41,600
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X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary (?
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$10.45 - $24.45
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$25,434 - $61,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
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 - $54,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $24.45  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $41.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,027  
   
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 - $54,053  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 30%