X-Ray Technologist Salary
The average rate for an X-Ray Technologist is $22.65 per hour. A skill in Computed Tomography (CT) is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$37,375 - $66,049|
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|$36,136 - $67,886|
|Hourly Rate||$17.18 - $31.79|
|Overtime||$22.58 - $44.80|
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Job Description for X-Ray Technologist
X-ray technologists work at hospitals, private practices, and other health care organizations, taking X-rays of patients to help health care professionals identify any issues that may exist and analyze patients' progress. Some ways X-rays are used include analyzing broken bones, performing mammograms, analyzing bone diseases, investigating heart problems, and looking at teeth for dental exams.Read More...
The specific duties performed by an X-ray technologist depend on the position and institution. Generally, in addition to taking the actual X-rays, the technologist also completes processing. In some cases, the technician may be required to write reports detailing suggestions on diagnoses - as well as whether further analysis is required - that are then passed onto doctors. Often, patient records and files are organized by the X-ray technologist. The technologist must keep the laboratory area clean and be able to help patients feel comfortable and clearly walk them through the X-ray process.
Minimum education requirements for this position usually include completion of a radiology technology program and subsequent certification. Previous experience in a related role may be required or preferred as well. X-ray technologists may work full time or part time, and hours vary depending on their employer's needs and hours of operation. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
X-Ray 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for X-Ray Technologist
Pay by Experience for an X-Ray Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level X-Ray Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An X-Ray 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 71 salaries. An experienced X-Ray Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 74 salaries. An X-Ray Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 36 salaries.
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