X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salary

Median pay for Certified X-Ray Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $19.26 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than half lack any form of coverage — but over one-half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. For the most part, Certified X-Ray Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Certified X-Ray Technicians survey respondents are women (76 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,375 - $69,742
$47K
MEDIAN: $46,880
50%

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$15.01 - $33.00
$15
$19
$33
MEDIAN: $19.29
10%
50%
90%

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$0$71K
Salary $46,880
Bonus $1,250
Total Pay (?
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$30,969 - $71,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $15.01 - $33.00
Overtime $31.08
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $1,250
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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$30,969 - $71,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

Certified x-ray technicians may work in clinics, hospitals, or private practice. It is very important in this position to be a caring and professional individual in order to put patients at ease and prepare them for radiology exams.

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X-Ray Technician (Certified) 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.

X-Ray Technician (Certified) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

Pay by Experience for an X-Ray Technician (Certified) has a positive trend. An entry-level X-Ray Technician (Certified) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An X-Ray Technician (Certified) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced X-Ray Technician (Certified) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 12 salaries. An X-Ray Technician (Certified) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 12 salaries.

X-Ray Technician (Certified) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a X-Ray Technician (Certified)?

X-Ray Technician (Certified) in Terre Haute:
No jobs =s stuck in hell. This place will suck the soul right out of u. We have no guidance from our supervisor.

Key Stats for X-Ray Technician (Certified)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects X-Ray Technician (Certified) Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 36%