Average X-Ray Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an X-Ray Technician is $19.93.
MEDIAN $19.93
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $29
$101 - $3,982
Profit Sharing
$102 - $14,681
Total Pay
$29,828 - $62,286

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Job Description for X-Ray Technician

X-Ray 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.

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Career Paths

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X-Ray Technician
X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope)
X-Ray Technologist
Radiologic Technologist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for X-Ray Technician

Skills in Radiology, Orthopedics and Computed Tomography (CT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Phlebotomy.

Pay by Experience Level for X-Ray Technician

An entry-level X-Ray Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.03 based on 178 salaries. An early career X-Ray Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.19 based on 917 salaries. A mid-career X-Ray Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.21 based on 378 salaries. An experienced X-Ray Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.52 based on 394 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25.
Employees with X-Ray Technician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 42.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (21.4% less), Los Angeles, California (7.8% less) and Houston, Texas (7.0% less).

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