Radiologic technologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiologic technologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $72,850
Alabama $46,380
Arkansas $46,350
Arizona $63,821
California $79,250
Colorado $64,130
Connecticut $66,930
District of Columbia $77,590
Delaware $58,890
Florida $56,650
Georgia $56,240
Guam $47,190
Hawaii $72,560
Iowa $52,855
Idaho $49,439
Illinois $61,640
Indiana $55,288
Kansas $53,808
Kentucky $50,168
Louisiana $50,600
Massachusetts $73,520
Maryland $68,560
Maine $57,820
Michigan $56,100
Minnesota $66,640
Missouri $52,630
Mississippi $47,470
Montana $55,000
North Carolina $57,180
North Dakota $54,620
Nebraska $52,710
New Hampshire $60,660
New Jersey $66,640
New Mexico $57,720
Nevada $69,560
New York $69,250
Ohio $56,470
Oklahoma $54,290
Oregon $73,220
Pennsylvania $51,860
Puerto Rico $23,250
Rhode Island $67,490
South Carolina $53,120
South Dakota $50,680
Tennessee $49,860
Texas $58,860
Utah $55,320
Virginia $59,510
Vermont $61,160
Washington $70,190
Wisconsin $58,070
West Virginia $48,700
Wyoming $56,720

How much does a Radiologic Technologist earn?

As the population ages, there will be a greater need for diagnostic imaging and therefore a greater need for certified radiology technologists. Radiologic technologists of differing specialties earn different levels of income:

  • Radiographers, also known as X-Ray technicians, are the most common type of radiologic technologist and report having low starting salaries
  • Mammographers, who take medical images of breasts, are also a type of radiologic technologist that have low starting salaries
  • MRI technologists, who operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, tend to start at higher salaries
  • Nuclear medicine technologists also report a higher starting salary

As with most careers, location, experience and type of employer are the biggest determining factors as to what a potential radiology technologist salary will be. Other things that can affect the salary of a radiology technologist is certification. Having multiple certifications in numerous specialties can reflect a higher salary.

How do radiologic technologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Radiologic technologists earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than registered nurses but more than exercise physiologists.

Career Median Salary
Registered nurse salary $66K
Healthcare social worker salary $57K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $58K
Physical therapist assistant salary $53K
Health educator salary $53K
Radiologic technologist salary $54K
Hearing aid specialist salary $53K
Respiratory therapist salary $53K
Occupational therapist assistant salary $51K
Exercise physiologist salary $49K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)