The average hourly pay for an MRI Technologist is $30.83.
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Job Description for MRI Technologist
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, creates images of soft tissue and organ systems for use by health care professionals. The MRI technologist operates the machines used in creating these detailed images. They work alongside other healthcare professionals to assist them and the patient in creating useful scans with which doctors can make assessments and develop a treatment strategy. An MRI technologist must possess not only the technical knowledge to operate the machinery, but also needs to know…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for MRI Technologist
The top respondents for the job title MRI Technologist are from the companies Radnet, Northside Hospital and HCA, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at New York Presbyterian Hospital where the average pay is $37.98. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northside Hospital and MRI Group, earning around $36.20 and $35.10, respectively. Center For Diagnostic Imaging pays the lowest at around $29.50. Brigham and Women's Hospital and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $31.00 and $31.63, respectively.
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Popular Skills for MRI Technologist
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), Safety Compliance, Computed Tomography (CT), Radiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Pay by Experience Level for MRI Technologist
An entry-level MRI Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $26.16 based on 107 salaries. An early career MRI Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.51 based on 799 salaries. A mid-career MRI Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.72 based on 467 salaries. An experienced MRI Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.98 based on 733 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
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Employees with MRI Technologist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 19.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (16.5% more) and Denver, Colorado (15.0% more).
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