X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Salary

Average X-Ray Technicians in the United States make around $15.79 per hour. Residence and experience level 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 70 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by approximately one-half. The majority of X-Ray Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,198 - $52,128
$20K
$42K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,549
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$11.96 - $21.20
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MEDIAN: $15.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,198 - $52,128  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$25,101 - $47,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $21.20  
   
Overtime
$15.02 - $30.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$25,101 - $47,052  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 314

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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

  • 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.

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


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Many X-Ray Technicians advance into a slightly higher-paying X-Ray Technician position. Average compensation for X-Ray Technicians is $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: $33,841

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

X-Ray Technicians will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. X-Ray Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Orange (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), Nashville (+13 percent), and Denver (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with X-Ray Technicians in Memphis earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Workers in Tampa and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less).

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Key Stats for X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
$34,000

▼8%

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

medical assistant
▲4%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$34,000

Chiropractic Techniques
▼1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼2%

Phlebotomy
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 31%