Average Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Hourly Pay

$34.56
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The average hourly pay for a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist is $34.56.
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$28.14
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$34.56
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$50.31
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MEDIAN $34.56
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Hourly Rate
$28 - $50
Bonus
$509 - $5,000
Total Pay
$58,105 - $103,559

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Job Description for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist Tasks
  • Calibrate, maintain and troubleshoot radiologic equipment.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions during scan, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • Perform complex PET exams and transmission scans, consulting with Radiologist for appropriate scan procedure.
  • Review and evaluate computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.

Career Paths

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Field Service Engineer
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Supervisor
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist

Skills in Computed Tomography (CT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

Pay by Experience Level for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist

An entry-level Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $28.27 based on 14 salaries. An early career Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.86 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.92 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38.69 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $41.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 5.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.7% less) and El Paso, Texas (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 143 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.8%
Early Career
27.3%
Mid Career
14.0%
Experienced
33.6%
Late Career
15.4%