X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary

Certified X-Ray Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $17.50 per hour. Job satisfaction for Certified X-Ray Technicians is high. Women Certified X-Ray Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — over a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and just over two-fifths have dental, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$20,608 - $62,295
(Median)
$21K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $44,998
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$10.88 - $25.34
(Median)
$11
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$20,608 - $62,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Total Pay (?
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$23,112 - $57,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $25.34  
   
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: 2 Jul 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.


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. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $38K. Certified X-Ray Technicians see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Certified X-Ray Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $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
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
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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