The average salary for a radiologic technologist in the United States is around $59,312 per year.
This is 7% below the national average. Updated in 2018.
Radiologic technologists earn an average yearly salary of $59,312. Wages typically start from $40,488 and go up to $86,887.
Radiologic technologist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Radiologic technologist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,590|
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.
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