The average rate for an X-Ray Technologist is $21.96 per hour. A skill in Computed Tomography (CT) is associated with high pay for this job.

$25,342 - $59,294
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MEDIAN: $41,985
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$16.21 - $30.13
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$25,342 - $59,294  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $3,973  
Total Pay (?
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$33,410 - $63,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.21 - $30.13  
   
Overtime
$12.60 - $44.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$100.67 - $3,973  
   
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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$33,410 - $63,282  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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Job Description for X-Ray Technologist

X-ray technologists work at hospitals, private practices, and other health care organizations, taking X-rays of patients to help health care professionals identify any issues that may exist and analyze patients' progress. Some ways X-rays are used include analyzing broken bones, performing mammograms, analyzing bone diseases, investigating heart problems, and looking at teeth for dental exams.

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X-Ray Technologist Tasks

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
  • As a trained technologist, operate radiology equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician.
  • Explain process and position patient for scan; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Review and evaluate film and images to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.

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Pay by Experience Level for X-Ray Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects X-Ray Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect X-Ray Technologist Salaries

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 10%

Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

Radiology
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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