How Much Do Radiologic Technologists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Radiologic Technologists

Radiologic Technologists take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$64840 per year
Hourly wage
$31 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$42,180 to $50,670 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$20 to $24 per hour

Entry-level Radiologic Technologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $42,180 to $50,670 per year or $20 to $24 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Radiologic 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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $45 $92,660
Senior (Top 25%) $37 $76,520
Middle (Mid 50%) $30 $61,900
Junior (Bottom 25%) $24 $50,670
No experience (Bottom 10%) $20 $42,180

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $46 $95,010
HI $40 $82,990
DC $40 $82,270
AK $38 $79,330
MA $38 $78,830
WA $37 $77,310
OR $37 $76,520
RI $36 $74,670
NY $35 $73,150
CT $35 $72,470

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Radiologic 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 Radiologic Technologists are in the states of CA, HI, DC, AK and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Outpatient Care Centers $76200 $36.63
Office Administrative Services $75120 $36.12
Federal Executive Branch $72480 $34.85
Specialty Hospitals $71490 $34.37
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $71470 $34.36
Scientific Research and Development Services $71350 $34.30
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $70960 $34.11
Management of Companies and Enterprises $68650 $33.00
Employment Services $67100 $32.26
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $65130 $31.31
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $62940 $30.26
Local Government $62220 $29.92
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $61300 $29.47
Home Health Care Services $61010 $29.33
State Government $60900 $29.28
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) $59590 $28.65
Offices of Physicians $59190 $28.46
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $57510 $27.65
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $55490 $26.68
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $50430 $24.25
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $49480 $23.79
Offices of Dentists $37900 $18.22

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