Salary for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Also known as:  Computed Axial Tomography Technologist, Computed Tomography (CT) Scanner Operator, Radiologic Technician, Registered Radiologic Technologist, Skiagrapher, X-Ray Technician, Computed Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CT/MRI) Technologist, MRI Technologist

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The role of radiologic technicians is to conduct diagnostic testing, including CT scans and x-rays. These professionals determine image quality for diagnostic purposes, and may re-take images if necessary to produce quality images. They may operate or oversee the use of diagnostic equipment, position patients, take medical histories, and remove and process diagnostic film. Some college training is required for this position. Many radiologic technicians hold Associate's or Bachelor's degrees.

A Radiologic Technologist and Technician can earn average salaries in a range of $52,880 and $104,210 based on education and experience. usually receive a pay level of of seventy-five thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars annually.

can obtain the highest salaries in California, where they receive average pay scales of about $106,040. People with this job title can receive the highest pay in Educational Services, which has a compensation of $89,010.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 45.05 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Radiologic Technologists and Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Educational Services
$89,010
Health Care and Social Assistance
$76,030
Public Administration
$75,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,280
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,480
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$67,890

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$59,400
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$67,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$69,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$73,280
Public Administration
$75,750
Health Care and Social Assistance
$76,030