Radiologic Technician Salary

The average wage for a Radiologic Technician is $20.58 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$33,000 - $68,400
$33K
$53K
$68K
MEDIAN: $52,857
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50%
90%

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$12.21 - $30.15
$12
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.46
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$0$68K
Salary $33,000 - $68,400
Bonus $500
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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$29,222 - $64,869
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $12.21 - $30.15
Overtime $30.50
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $500
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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$29,222 - $64,869
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

Job Description for Radiologic Technician

Radiologic technicians work with x-rays, cat scans, or other medical devices used to scan the human body for any abnormalities or changes. They must be able to take care of people of all age groups, from children to elderly people. The physical work involved in this job will be mildly strenuous, as there may be some transferring of patients from a stretcher to the examination table. Mental stress is also present, as a well-rounded understanding of the equipment, a general understanding of human anatomy and physiology, and a general understanding of CPR and BLS are necessary.

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Radiologic Technician Tasks

  • Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
  • Review and evaluate film and images to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
  • Explain process and position patient for scan; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
  • As a trained technologist, operate radiology equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician.

Common Career Paths for Radiologic Technician


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Radiologic Technician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Radiologic Technician

Pay by Experience for a Radiologic Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiologic Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiologic Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Radiologic Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 7 salaries. A Radiologic Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 7 salaries.

Radiologic Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Radiologic Technician?

Radiologic Technician in Rochester:
"Go on to get a further degree."
If looking to make a life choice in this profession look beyond x-ray. There is more money, 401k, and future investments in other medical imaging modalities.

Radiologic Technician in Cleveland:
"NCMD Mobile."
Pros: No hospital politics because it is mobile x-ray company and very small. In our subdivision we only have 7 people. Different patients almost every day. Work environment is very friendly when we do meet.
Cons: Very long drives from one nursing home to another, sometimes 40 minutes one way. Paper work is very tedious.

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Key Stats for Radiologic Technician

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Radiologic Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$49,000

Experienced
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 31%