Mammographer Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Mammographers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $28.02 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Mammographers report high levels of job satisfaction. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,345 - $86,417
$40K
$56K
$86K
MEDIAN: $55,859
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50%
90%

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$20.71 - $36.36
$21
$28
$36
MEDIAN: $27.84
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50%
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$0$86K
Salary $40,345 - $86,417
Bonus $800
Profit Sharing $3,250
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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$43,141 - $76,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $20.71 - $36.36
Overtime $22.24 - $54.70
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $800
Profit Sharing $3,250
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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$43,141 - $76,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 388

Job Description for Mammographer

Mammographers examines human breasts to enable medical diagnosis, performing X-rays and other medical imagining of the chest area, When a patient arrives for a mammogram, the mammographer completes an intake form and initial interview, in which they discuss the reasons for the mammogram and address any questions or concerns. To test properly, the mammographer must ensure that each breast is properly positioned within the mammogram machine to get a clear view of the tissues involved. The mammographer then uses low-does radiation to acquire clear images, taking special care to follow procedures that minimize patients’ and medical personnel’s exposure to unnecessary radiation levels. Once the needed images have been acquired, the images are examined to ensure they are sharp and clear enough; if they are not, the mammographer takes additional images. In some cases, if they have the proper training, the mammographer may inform the patient about what is visible in the images. Generally, the patient later meets with a doctor who has examined the images to discuss the results.

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Mammographer Tasks

  • Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
  • Operate mammography unit to produce images of the breasts for diagnostic purposes.
  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Review and evaluate developed mammograms or other digital breast images for clarity.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

Common Career Paths for Mammographer


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Mammographers who go on to become Mammography Technologists may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Mammography Technologist, an upper-level role, pays $53K.

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Popular Skills for Mammographer


Mammographers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Quality Assurance / Quality Control, Radiology, mammography, and Mammographer are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Computed Tomography, Mammographer, and mammography. Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Radiology are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammographer

Pay by Experience for a Mammographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mammographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 126 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mammographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Mammographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 149 salaries. A Mammographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 143 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mammographer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Mammographer Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$58,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Mammographer Salaries


National Average
$58,000

▼4%

mammography
▼6%

Mammographer
▼8%

Computed Tomography (CT)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 24%