$49,577
Avg. Salary
$22.44
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$583

Profit Sharing

$1,526

The average pay for a Radiologic Technologist is $22.44 per hour.

The average pay for a Radiologic Technologist is $49,577 per year.

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$0$72K
Salary $33,373 - $72,015
Bonus $97.80 - $3,050
Profit Sharing $103 - $9,696
Total Pay (?
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$36,258 - $66,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 708
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.43 - $30.95
Hourly Tips $1.37
Overtime $22.61 - $49.35
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $97.80 - $3,050
Profit Sharing $103 - $9,696
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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$36,258 - $66,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,083

Job Description for Radiologic Technologist

A radiologic technician plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases within the body. Several methods of medical imaging are used by a radiologic technologist, including X-rays, ultrasound, positron emission tomography (PET scans), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition to using various imaging machines, radiologic technicians must have experience using liquids that are used in medical imaging, including iodine and barium, which are used to produce clear images of one’s inner anatomy.

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Radiologic Technologist 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Radiologic Technologist


Many Radiologic Technologists can be found at MobilexUSA, HCA, Inc., Radnet, Ohio Valley Medical Center, and Indiana University (IU) Health, firms that are at the top of the field. The biggest paychecks can be found at Kaiser Permanente — the median salary there is $65K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Sequoia Hospital, Radnet, and Concentra Medical Center Inc., where earnings of $62K, $57K, or $52K are standard for Radiologic Technologists.

SSM Health Care, Concentra Medical, and University of Michigan (U-M) are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($40K, $42K, and $43K respectively).

Common Career Paths for Radiologic Technologist


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At the upper end, Radiologic Technologists who move into a Physician Assistant role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Physician Assistants is a much higher $84K per year. As Radiologic Technologists progress in their field, many go on to become Radiology Technologists. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $45K. Another common career choice for Radiologic Technologists is to move into a Computed Tomography Technologist role — this promotion usually pays $55K.

Radiologic Technologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Radiologic Technologist


Survey results imply that Radiologic Technologists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Interventional Radiology, mammography, Bone Density, and Fluoroscopy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiologic Technologist, Electronic Medical Records, and Phlebotomy. Most people skilled in Picture Archival Computer System are similarly competent in Orthopedics and Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Radiologic Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Radiologic Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiologic Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 2,066 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiologic Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 1,052 salaries. An experienced Radiologic Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 773 salaries. A Radiologic Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 417 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,502

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Radiologic Technologists will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Radiologic Technologists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+35 percent), Minneapolis (+24 percent), Baltimore (+22 percent), and Seattle (+21 percent). Atlanta is the lowest-paying area, 5 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 3 percent less in Dallas and 2 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Radiologic Technologist Reviews

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

Radiologic Technologist in St. Louis:
"BlueTail Radiology Tech."
Pros: The people I work for and with are amazing. And our patients are fantastic.
Cons: Communication within the office could be a little better.

Radiologic Technologist in Phoenix:
"Learning."
Take any and all new experience and learn from it.

Radiologic Technologist in Pearl:
"Monotonous."
Pros: It's fun and exciting. It's not as challenging as other careers.
Cons: The only thing I could say bad about it, is the fact that it becomes monotonous.

Radiologic Technologist in Winston-Salem:
"Multiple Modality."
Learn as many skills as possible.

Radiologic Technologist in Linville:
"Acquire additional registries."
Work hard on your critical thinking skills.

Radiologic Technologist in Chicago:
"Tough Times In This Recession For Older Workers."
I would like to add to my top two answers above. I am unemployed with 15 years experience in radiologic technology so that is why I am so stressed out. I would not go into x-ray for many years into the future as the market is so flooded with techs. New and older techs cannot seem to find work and its been really hard. I actually got into this one year advanced ultrasound program as I was not finding work and there were techs in that program who graduated the year before in radiography but who still had not found jobs. I sadly fell and broke my ankle in 4 places requiring surgery so I had to withdraw from the ultrasound program and now I am out of money.

Radiologic Technologist in North Carolina:
Work work work. Start small keep working.

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Key Stats for Radiologic Technologist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 960 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Radiologic Technologist Salaries

▲21%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Radiologic Technologist Salaries


▲12%

Bone Density
▲7%

▲4%


National Average
$48,000

▼1%

medical assistant
▼1%

Orthopedics
▼2%


Radiology
▼3%


Emergency/Trauma
▼4%

▼7%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼11%

Radiologic Technologist
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 960 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 26%