$60,486
Avg. Salary
$27.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$987

Bonus

$5,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist is $27.77 per hour.

The average pay for a Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist is $60,486 per year.

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$0$82K
Salary $42,129 - $82,746
Bonus $98.39 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $403 - $6,708
Total Pay (?
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$44,783 - $78,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 266
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $21.42 - $37.35
Hourly Tips $1.52
Overtime $27.47 - $55.87
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $98.39 - $4,894
Profit Sharing $403 - $6,708
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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$44,783 - $78,890
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,772

Job Description

A computed tomography (CT) technologist is a medical-imaging specialist who is responsible for running the equipment necessary to obtain images of clients needed by medical professionals providing care. CT technologists are directed by medical professionals to take an image of particular area of the patient.

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Common Career Paths


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For Computed Tomography Technologists, progressing to a Radiology Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Radiology Manager can earn $71K annually. Computed Tomography Technologists most often move into Computed Tomography Scan Technologist or CAT Scan Technologist roles. However, the former pays $1K less on average, and the latter pays $1K less.

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Popular Skills


Computed Tomography Technologists report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, mammography, Computed Tomography, and Emergency/Trauma are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Computed Tomography tend to be well versed in Picture Archival Computer System (PACS) and Emergency/Trauma.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 590 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 484 salaries. An experienced Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 509 salaries. A Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 256 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,486

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Computed Tomography Technologists, 30 percent higher than the national average. Computed Tomography Technologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+27 percent), Denver (+24 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). San Antonio is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Chattanooga and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist?

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in Winchester:
"Low pay."
Pros: This is a small hospital, clean, nice people to work with. If ever a patient seems to get in and out fairly quickly. We have descent doctors on staff. Offer a variety of services.
Cons: The pay sucks compared with the surrounding areas and to what the sister hospitals of lifepoint makes. It is not fair across the board. This should be looked at. Plus people that have been there for many years are making less than people that are just coming out of school. The people coming right out of school are being paid significantly more than the employees that have been there for many years. This is not fair.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in Millersburg:
"Small hospital."
Pros: My co workers.
Cons: Wages are not competitive in my field.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in Anniston:
"Department Politics."
Always expand your knowledge and skill base/set.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in Tavares:
"Lack of Raises."
Go back to school. The benefits are declining working for the hospitals and the technologists are getting ran into the ground!

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in Baltimore:
"People Can Be Cruel."
Have a thick skin. Hold your tongue. Be respectful to everyone, even the drunk patients. Be polite. Learn how to word things so they don't sound aggressive. (You need to change this order. To: I just want to verify what you're looking for. Xyz might be the better exam) Remember what you learned in your program. It will be used. Be respectful to the more experienced Techs. We might not be as fast as you, but we've got the experience to deal with most situations. It's an extremely stressful situation in the ED.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in Talladega:
"Patient's Behavior: Don't Take It Personal."
If you transport your own patients, take special care to protect your health and well being. Knees, the back and hamstring muscles can take a great deal of abuse when working alone.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist in St. Louis:
"I wish I had worked at a larger hospital for more experience."
Get your CT certification. Work somewhere that allows you to do a wide variety of exams.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 482 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$58,000

▼5%

▼13%

How Skills Affect Salaries


mammography
▲1%

National Average
$58,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼3%


Emergency/Trauma
▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 482 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 18%