2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
MRI Technologists operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $52,880 to $62,140 per year or $25 to $30 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$50||$104,210|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$42||$88,370|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$36||$74,690|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$30||$62,140|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$25||$52,880|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid MRI Technologists are in the states of CA, DC, HI, WA and AK.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$95200||$45.77|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$89010||$42.79|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$78670||$37.82|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories||$77370||$37.20|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$74780||$35.95|
|Offices of Physicians||$73810||$35.48|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$72110||$34.67|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$69480||$33.41|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$60430||$29.05|