$48,473
Avg. Salary
$22.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$774

Profit Sharing

$1,400

The average pay for a Radiology Technologist is $22.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Radiology Technologist is $48,473 per year.

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MEDIAN: $48,473
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$0$71K
Salary $30,582 - $71,046
Bonus $193 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$35,454 - $66,003
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 326
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $17.15 - $30.87
Hourly Tips $6.06
Overtime $20.85 - $47.27
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $193 - $4,932
Profit Sharing $1,400
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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$35,454 - $66,003
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,906

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Radiology Technologist


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Popular Skills for Radiology Technologist

Pay by Experience Level for Radiology Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Radiology Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiology Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 674 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiology 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 369 salaries. An experienced Radiology Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 331 salaries. A Radiology Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 150 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

11%

4%

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-3%

-6%

National Average: $47,567

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

Radiology Technologist Advice

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

Radiology Technologist in Atlanta:
To make yourself marketable, learn different modalities.

Radiology Technologist in Chesapeake:
"Good Environment, Bad Pay."
Pros: My coworkers and everyone else are friendly. Can do my job for the most part without being bothered or micro managed.
Cons: Base pay is almost 5 dollars less than surrounding hospitals.

Radiology Technologist in Miami:
Pros: Working with the patients.
Cons: Long hours, working holidays and weekends.

Radiology Technologist in Chicago:
"Everything."
I can't wait to get to other side of things the inner workings the computers. PACS Adminstrator.

Radiology Technologist in Sarasota:
"Under Valued."
Pros: Working with new patients daily, the diversity.
Cons: The pay.

Radiology Technologist in Frankfort:
"Keep a good attitude."
Make sure you network with your training sites for future jobs.

Radiology Technologist in Hyattsville:
"Work Flexible, Passionate, Patient."
Pros: Everything, but mostly sharing my compassion with my patients.
Cons: None.

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Key Stats for Radiology Technologist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 234 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Radiology Technologist Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Radiology Technologist Salaries

Bone Density
▲18%

▲5%




National Average
$48,000

▼1%


▼1%

Orthopedics
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 234 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 26%