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 about the same as related careers in Guam. On average, they make less than physician assistants but more than dental assistants.

Career Median Salary
Physician assistant salary $91K
Registered nurse salary $59K
Acute care nurse practitioner salary $59K
Clinical nurse specialist salary $59K
Health educator salary $52K
Radiologic technologist salary $54K
Healthcare social worker salary $51K
Cardiovascular technologist and technician salary $38K
Licensed practical nurse salary $38K
Dental assistant salary $34K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)