Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salary

The average Computed Tomography Technologist in the United States earns approximately $27.15 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Computed Tomography Technologists stretch from $44K on the lower end to $76K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $3K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. More than half of Computed Tomography Technologists (66 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,536 - $80,751
$41K
$61K
$81K
MEDIAN: $61,080
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$21.11 - $36.26
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$0$80K
Salary $40,536 - $80,751
Bonus $-0.49 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $500 - $7,000
Total Pay (?
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$44,294 - $76,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 150
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $21.11 - $36.26
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $28.69 - $57.23
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $-0.49 - $5,817
Profit Sharing $500 - $7,000
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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$44,294 - $76,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,579

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Job Description for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

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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Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Tasks

  • Perform an array of computerized tomographic scanner processes.
  • Operate CT scanner to provide cross-sectional images and data for medical treatment and diagnosis.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.
  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot radiologic equipment.

Common Career Paths for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


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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.

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


HCA, Inc., Radnet, Memorial Hermann Hospital, St. John Health System, and Mercy Hospital are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Computed Tomography Technologists. Radnet leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $67K.

Popular Skills for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist


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 for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

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: $57,500

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.

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Key Stats for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

National Average
$58,000

▼3%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries


mammography
▲3%

National Average
$58,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼2%


Emergency/Trauma
▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 230 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 18%
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