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Radiologic Technologist Salary

Radiology tech salaries are usually greater for those who have been certified through the ARRT. Radiologic technologist salary is dependent on several factors. We have put together data from various sources to help you understand the compensation you can expect at different stages of your career and within different regions of the country. Opportunities for advancement in this field are plentiful, which translates into higher earning potential. Research radiology tech salary and request information from schools to get your career started.

Radiologic Technologist Salary At A Glance

Radiology jobBottom 10%MedianTop 10%
Radiologic technologist

$37,060

$54,620

$77,160

 *This information is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics and is accurate up to May 2012 (BLS.gov, 2013)

Radiologic Technologist Salary Comparisons

PositionBottom 10%MedianTop 10%
Radiologic technologist

$37,060

$54,620

$77,160

Ultrasound technician

$44,990

$65,860

$91,070

Medical Assistant

$21,080

$29,370

$36,840

Phlebotomist

$21,340

$29,730

$42,600

 *This information is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics and is accurate up to May 2012 (BLS.gov, 2013)

Certified Radiologic Technologist Salary vs Non-certified?

On average, certified radiologic techs earned more than non-certified individuals, according to the American Medical Association. While the AMA doesn't compare certified vs non-certified salaries, surveys, such as those conducted through salary.com indicate that job postings for certified radiologic technologists are posting higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts.

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States Paying Highest Radiologic Technologist Salary

StateAnnual Mean Wage
Massachusetts
$82,080
California
$70,590
Alaska
$67,980
District of Columbia
$67,500
Hawaii
$66,610

  *This information is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics and is accurate up to May 2012 (BLS.gov, 2013)

 

Salary By Type of Employer

Employer TypeAnnual Mean Wage
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$56,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$56,590
Offices of Physicians
$55,070
Outpatient Care Centers
$57,210

 *This information is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics and is accurate up to May 2012 (BLS.gov, 2013)

How to Increase Your Salary

Accoring to web based salary surveys, employers are paying higher salaries to rad techs who have specialized in a radiology program or procedure, such as CT Tech, Mammography, or MRI Technician. For example, salary.com indicates that CT Techs made an average of 62,650 per year compared to 52,336 annually overall for rad tech's. This is about $10,000 higher annually.

$56,740
$56,590
$55,070
$57,210

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