Entry-Level Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salary

For Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists, hourly average wages total $24.42 per hour. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,253 - $73,698
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MEDIAN: $53,907
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$20.06 - $31.74
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$0$73K
Salary $38,253 - $73,698
Bonus $201.34 - $2,534
Profit Sharing $6,464
Total Pay (?
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$41,860 - $67,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $20.06 - $31.74
Overtime $27.52 - $46.89
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $201.34 - $2,534
Profit Sharing $6,464
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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$41,860 - $67,427
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 628

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,059

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

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Computed Tomography Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+12 percent) and Phoenix (+2 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Salt Lake City and San Antonio (10 percent lower).

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
19%

Skills That Affect Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼2%

Picture Archival Computer System (PACS)
▼3%

Emergency/Trauma
▼4%

Radiology
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%