The average hourly pay for a Radiology Technologist is $23.11.
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Job Description for Radiology Technologist
A radiology technologist works in a clinical environment (such as a hospital) that uses x-rays, radiological equipment, and fluroscoping equipment. They work alongside clinicians and doctors to ensure that the physicians receive necessary diagnostic imaging required to administer treatment. They also work with with patients in a friendly, compassionate manner as they get the equipment poised to shoot at the proper angles while causing the least amount of discomfort possible. The radiology techn…Read more
Radiology 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 Radiology Technologist
The top respondents for the job title Radiology Technologist are from the companies Dynamic Mobile Imaging, HCA, Inc. and The Portland Clinic, LLP. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $33.61. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Banner Health and The Portland Clinic, LLP, earning around $32.78 and $28.61, respectively. HCA, Inc. pays the lowest at around $23.05. Mercy Hospital and Dynamic Mobile Imaging also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $23.32 and $24.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Radiology Technologist
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Radiology, Operating Room / OR and Computed Tomography (CT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phlebotomy and Picture Archival Computer System (PACS).
Pay by Experience Level for Radiology Technologist
An entry-level Radiology Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.96 based on 126 salaries. An early career Radiology Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.19 based on 768 salaries. A mid-career Radiology Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $23.16 based on 422 salaries. An experienced Radiology Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.17 based on 521 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Radiology Technologist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 38.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (18.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (9.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.9% less).
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