Radiologic technologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiologic technologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $95,960
Hawaii $78,430
Oregon $78,000
Massachusetts $77,360
Alaska $77,240
District of Columbia $77,240
Washington $77,240
Rhode Island $76,970
New York $76,920
New Jersey $76,600
Connecticut $76,380
Maryland $75,260
Minnesota $71,760
New Hampshire $63,840
Colorado $62,220
Illinois $62,010
Arizona $61,940
Nevada $61,940
Virginia $61,940
Vermont $61,600
Wisconsin $61,370
Wyoming $61,290
Texas $60,950
New Mexico $60,920
Maine $60,850
North Dakota $60,740
Idaho $60,570
Michigan $60,570
Utah $60,570
Delaware $60,440
Indiana $60,380
Montana $60,360
Florida $60,310
North Carolina $60,110
Nebraska $60,110
Ohio $60,110
Oklahoma $60,040
Pennsylvania $59,640
Georgia $59,570
Kansas $59,320
Missouri $59,320
South Carolina $59,280
South Dakota $59,280
Kentucky $59,260
Iowa $57,040
Guam $54,090
Tennessee $50,320
West Virginia $49,290
Arkansas $48,680
Louisiana $48,450
Alabama $47,810
Mississippi $47,230
Virgin Islands, U.S. $36,910
Puerto Rico $28,070

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 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than nurse educators but more than cardiovascular technologists and technicians.

Career Median Salary
Nurse educator salary $77K
Diagnostic medical sonographer salary $78K
Orthotist and prosthetist salary $75K
MRI technologist salary $77K
Respiratory therapist salary $62K
Radiologic technologist salary $61K
Health educator salary $61K
Occupational therapist assistant salary $62K
Healthcare social worker salary $61K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $61K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)