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Radiologic Technologist Salary Information

Radiologic technologists typically make over $50,000 annually. Technologists beginning their careers typically earn more than $40,000 a year. CT and MRI specialists typically make more money. As of 2010, average salaries for radiologic technologists were more than $60,000 a year.

Entry-level salaries for radiologic technologists are between $35,000 - 43,700 a year. Radiologic technologists with 5-9 years of work experience typically earn between $38,500 -51,000 a year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, during 2008, radiologic technologists averaged $53,200 a year. Salaries for radiologic technologists with earnings within the lower 10th percentile were less than $35,100, while those with earnings in the upper 10th percentile made more than $75,000 a year. Radiologic technologists with earnings in the 50th percentile made anywhere from $43,000 - 63,000 a year.

Radiologic technologists are typically employed at surgical and general care hospitals, where they average $54,000 a year. Those employed at vocational schools, universities, colleges, and specialty hospitals make more money, averaging about $57,000 annually. Radiologic technologists specializing in research and scientific development earn salaries that average $64,000 a year. In comparison, radiologic technologists employed at doctors’ offices and outpatient clinics earn a little less, averaging between $50,000 - 51,300 a year.

Annual salary is affected by specialization. For example, mammographers earn salaries that average about $56,600, and nuclear medicine technologists earn about $69,000 a year. Radiology technologists holding bachelor's degrees make about $3.40 more an hour than their colleagues holding associate’s degrees.

Annual salaries are also affected by geographic region. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiologic technologists working in Oakland and San Jose, California make between $71,000 - 77,000 a year, and radiology technologists employed in Boston and surrounding areas make between $70,000 - 72,000 a year. States where salaries are high for radiologic technologists include New Jersey, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maryland where these specialists make anywhere from $62,000 - 67,000 a year.



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