Mammography Technologist Salary

Most Mammography Technologists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $27.35 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,131 - $72,024
$40K
$57K
$72K
MEDIAN: $56,898
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$20.69 - $36.47
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$36
MEDIAN: $27.10
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$0$75K
Salary $40,131 - $72,024
Bonus $0.00 - $1,987
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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$43,028 - $75,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $20.69 - $36.47
Overtime $3.18 - $55.79
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $0.00 - $1,987
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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$43,028 - $75,764
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 512

Job Description for Mammography Technologist

Mammography technologists are responsible for performing mammography exams, using a sophisticated X-ray of the breast for the purpose of diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as breast cancer. The technologist's daily duties consist of operating the X-ray equipment and performing a variety of mammography-related diagnostic procedures. They work in a doctor's office, hospital, or other medical setting and are required to be proficient in mammography positioning and exposure techniques.

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Mammography Technologist 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 Mammography Technologist


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At the upper end, Mammography Technologists who move into a Radiology Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Radiology Managers is a much higher $71K per year. A Mammographer role is the most common promotion for Mammography Technologists moving up the ladder. Pay for this role tends to be $55K per year. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Mammography Technologists is a Chief Mammography Technologist position, where earnings are usually $62K.

Mammography Technologist Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Mammography Technologist


Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $53K to just $59K — but Allina Hospitals and Clinics offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $56K.

Popular Skills for Mammography Technologist


Survey results suggest that Mammography Technologists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Biopsy are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 11 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like xray, mammography, and Radiology. Most people who know Quality Assurance / Quality Control also know Bone Density. The majority of those who know Radiology also know mammography.

Pay by Experience Level for Mammography Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Mammography Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Mammography Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mammography Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Mammography Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 167 salaries. A Mammography Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 154 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mammography Technologist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
31%

Experience Affects Mammography Technologist Salaries

▲10%

▲5%

National Average
$57,000

▼5%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mammography Technologist Salaries

Breast Ultrasound
▲25%

Stereotactic Biopsy
▲12%


Bone Density
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

▼2%

mammography
▼4%

xray
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 25%