X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary

Certified X-Ray Technicians in the United States take home an average $18.95 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Certified X-Ray Technicians survey respondents are women (75 percent). While some workers in this profession — a little less than one-half — do not have any health coverage, a little over a half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,305 - $52,903
$46K
MEDIAN: $45,880
50%

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$14.80 - $27.29
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $18.95
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$45,880  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,603 - $57,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $27.29  
   
Overtime
$29.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$30,603 - $57,608  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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

  • 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.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

Pay by Experience for an X-Ray Technician (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level X-Ray Technician (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An X-Ray Technician (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced X-Ray Technician (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 12 salaries. An X-Ray Technician (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 46%
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