X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Salary

The average X-Ray Technician in the United States earns approximately $16.00 per hour. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female X-Ray Technicians make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and around half have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,837 - $52,851
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$41K
$53K
MEDIAN: $40,972
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$12.04 - $21.22
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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$0$52K
Salary $26,837 - $52,851
Bonus $500
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$25,354 - $46,016
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $12.04 - $21.22
Overtime $15.10 - $28.89
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $500
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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$25,354 - $46,016
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 304

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Job Description for X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope)

An X-ray technician (also known as a radiologic technician or radiographer) performs imaging of the human body used for the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems. An X-ray technician normally assists the radiologist or primary care physician during the course of treatment and may interact with the patient. However, the technician generally does not read and interpret the X-ray for diagnosis purposes, as that function is reserved for the radiologist or primary care physician. An X-ray technician works closely with other professionals in the healthcare setting and is an integral position to properly diagnosis and care for patients. The X-ray technician must have good interpersonal skills, as they must be able to explain procedures related to X-ray imaging to patients as they occur.

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X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) 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.

Common Career Paths for X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope)


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Many X-Ray Technicians advance their careers by becoming X-Ray Technicians, who report a slightly higher median income of $40K.

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Pay by Experience Level for X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope)

Pay by Experience for an X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) has a positive trend. An entry-level X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 199 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 75 salaries. An X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,282

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for X-Ray Technicians, 24 percent above the national average. X-Ray Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Orange (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Nashville (+12 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). X-Ray Technicians in Memphis earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Houston (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope)?

X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) in Akron:
"Interesting."
Pros: Variety of patients you see.
Cons: Poor pay, working with old technology.

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Key Stats for X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope)

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$34,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Salaries

medical assistant
▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$34,000

Chiropractic Techniques
▼2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼3%

Phlebotomy
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 28%
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