X-Ray Technologist Salary (United States)

An X-Ray Technologist earns an average wage of $20.80 per hour.
X-Ray Technologist Salary (?
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$29,108 - $74,981
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MEDIAN: $48,034
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X-Ray Technologist Salary (?
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$15.14 - $29.52
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,108 - $74,981  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $1,749  
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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$31,357 - $64,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.14 - $29.52  
   
Overtime
$25.21 - $49.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$700 - $1,749  
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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$31,357 - $64,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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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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Experience Affects X-Ray Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$45,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 30%