Radiologic technologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiologic technologist salary by state

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

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 hearing aid specialists.

Career Median Salary
Registered nurse salary $70K
Magnetic resonance imaging technologist salary $72K
Occupational therapist assistant salary $60K
Physical therapist assistant salary $58K
Respiratory therapist salary $60K
Radiologic technologist salary $59K
Healthcare social worker salary $56K
Health educator salary $54K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $57K
Hearing aid specialist salary $53K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)