X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary

An average Certified X-Ray Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $17.71 per hour. The majority of Certified X-Ray Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Certified X-Ray Technicians (57 percent) survey respondents. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$20,426 - $59,432
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$20K
$46K
$59K
MEDIAN: $46,121
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$11.36 - $25.78
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$11
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,426 - $59,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Total Pay (?
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$24,323 - $57,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.36 - $25.78  
   
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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$24,323 - $57,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.


Certified X-Ray Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $34K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $36K. Certified X-Ray Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Certified X-Ray Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $48K.

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Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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