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X-Ray Technician Salary

X-ray technician salary information can be viewed below. X-ray technicians perform basic x-ray imaging and provide general support for a radiology unit. Salary is dependent on several factors including the type of facility you work in, geographic location, years of experience, and level of education and certification.

There is also an increasing trend in which employers are requiring certification as a condition of employment. Because of this trend, many schools have adjusted their x-ray technician curriculum to prepare students to take the ARRT exam. It is important to remember that no matter what level of education you have, there is a place for you to start your x ray technician career.

X-Ray Technician Salary At A Glance

Position

Bottom 10%MedianTop 10%
Radiologic Technologist

$37,060

$54,620

$77,160

* This information has been sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and reflects May, 2012 data (bls.gov/oes, 2013).

X-Ray Tech Salary Compared to Related Healthcare Positions

Position

Bottom 10%MedianTop 10%

Radiologic Technologist

$37,060

$54,620

$77,160

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

$44,990

$65,860

$91,070

Medical Assistant

$21,080

$29,370

$41,570

Phlebotomist

$21,340

$29,730

$42,600

States Paying Highest X-Ray Technician Salary

StateAverage Annual Pay

Massachusetts

$82,080

California

$70,590

Alaska

$67,980

District of Columbia

$67,500

Hawaii

$66,610

How to Increase Your X-Ray Technician Salary

X-ray technicians have several ways to expand their earnings. Many x-ray techs choose to enroll in associates or bachelor's degree radiology programs and become certified through the AART in order to expand their options in the field. Once you have worked on the job as an x-ray technician, you may be eligible for online fast track degree programs. These programs make it easier for you to continue working while educating yourself using the convenience of online radiology programs. X-ray technician salary can increase dramatically after a few years of employment and experience in multiple imaging modalitites.

 

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