Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salary

Median pay for Special Procedures Radiology Technologists in the United States is around $28.07 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Special Procedures Radiology Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,508 - $89,416
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MEDIAN: $67,850
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$22.46 - $36.94
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Salary $45,508 - $89,416
Bonus $494.93 - $14,942
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$47,585 - $85,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $22.46 - $36.94
Overtime $27.45 - $55.23
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $494.93 - $14,942
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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$47,585 - $85,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 392

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Job Description for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

Special procedures radiology technology is a specific sub-set of radiographic technology. Special procedures radiology technologists are responsible for assisting physicians and other clinicians as they perform procedures such as X-ray guided cardiac catheterizations, cardiac ablations, cardiac stinting, cardiac balloon placement, and diagnostic studies involving the use of dyes or contrast materials. These procedures are invasive, meaning that entry is made into veins or arteries with the infusion of a dye or contrast. These procedures are always done using sterile techniques in an operating room or surgical suite. The special procedures radiology technologist may also be expected to prepare for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving the area to be operated on.

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Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Tasks

  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices for government regulations and patient safety.
  • Review for clarity developed x-rays, video tape, or computer generated information for diagnostic purposes and physician interpretation.
  • Explain procedure and monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • Perform specialized procedures; interventional and angiography procedures using digital and conventional techniques.
  • Operate radiologic and magnetic imaging equipment.

Common Career Paths for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist


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Many Special Procedures Radiology Technologists move into a Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologist role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Cath Lab Cardiovascular Technologists on average bring in a similar salary to Special Procedures Radiology Technologists.

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Pay by Experience Level for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Special Procedures Radiology Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Special Procedures Radiology Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Special Procedures 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 $61,000 based on 125 salaries. An experienced Special Procedures Radiology Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 96 salaries. A Special Procedures 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 $73,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,259

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

For Special Procedures Radiology Technologists, Philadelphia provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Special Procedures Radiology Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+10 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), Charlotte (+3 percent), and Phoenix (+2 percent). Miami is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis (12 percent lower) and Indianapolis (11 percent lower).

Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Reviews

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

Special Procedures Radiology Technologist in Tucson:
Pros: Integral part of interventional cardiology team.
Cons: Pay is not what I'd hoped it would be.

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Key Stats for Special Procedures Radiology Technologist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

▲19%

▲2%

National Average
$61,000

▼1%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Special Procedures Radiology Technologist Salaries

National Average
$61,000

Interventional Radiology
▼2%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 10%
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