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 7% more than similar careers in District of Columbia. On average, they make less than cardiovascular technologists and technicians but more than paramedics.

Career Median Salary
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $83K
Biomedical engineer salary $78K
Genetic counselor salary $79K
Radiation therapist salary $77K
Respiratory therapist salary $76K
Radiologic technologist salary $78K
Healthcare social worker salary $71K
Community health worker salary $57K
Surgical technologist salary $59K
Paramedic salary $57K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)