Radiology Technician Salary

Radiology Technicians in the United States take home approximately $19.82 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Radiology Technicians making up 74 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,283 - $67,906
$29K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,069
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$14.12 - $30.11
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MEDIAN: $20.03
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$0$67K
Salary $29,283 - $67,906
Bonus $203 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $2,100
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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$29,480 - $64,644
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $14.12 - $30.11
Hourly Tips $0.50
Overtime $20.00 - $45.51
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $203 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $2,100
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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$29,480 - $64,644
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 269

Job Description for Radiology Technician

Anyone who has been injured has likely crossed paths with a radiology technician, as these are the people responsible for utilizing x-ray equipment and, occasionally, other medical imaging technology. At the most basic level, radiology technicians use fixed and movable x-ray imaging technology to record images of injured or unwell areas of a patient, and advanced practitioners in this field may also work with MRI gear and CAT scans. Radiology technicians not only take x-ray images, but also develop them and provide them to medical professionals who can act upon their findings.

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Radiology Technician Tasks

  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
  • Perform basic general x-rays of the chest, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, knee, foot or ankle under supervision of physician.
  • Explain process and position patient for x-ray; adjusting restriction devices; moving and adjusting equipment to set exposure factors.
  • Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading instructions from physician.

Common Career Paths for Radiology Technician


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Radiology Technicians who go on to become Certified Radiology X-Ray Technicians may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Certified Radiology X-Ray Technician, an upper-level role, pays $42K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiology Technician

Pay by Experience for a Radiology Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiology Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 364 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiology Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Radiology Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 72 salaries. A Radiology Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 30 salaries.

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Key Stats for Radiology Technician

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Radiology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
$43,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Radiology Technician Salaries

Radiology
▲23%


National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 23%