Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist Salary

mri-technologist-salary-chart.jpgMRI or magnetic resonance imaging technologists are health care professionals who are involved in operating Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. MRI scanners make use of strong magnetic fields and radio frequencies to create three dimensional images of patient’s body area under consideration. A MRI technologist usually work in hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, private physician’s office or even in mobile imaging centers.

MRI Technologist Salary

The average salary for magnetic resonance technologist is $65,410, or $31.45 per hour. Salary varies from state to state, and also depends upon experience, certifications as well as the demand of MRI technologists. The highest level of employment in this field is seen in general medical and surgical hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and private clinics.

Job Outlook

A job outlook of a 21 percent rise is expected for MRI technologists between 2012 and 2022. With the steady advancements being made in technology, medical equipment is becoming more and more mobile, so the availability of these jobs in places other than hospitals will increase. Moreover, more and more physicians as well as other specialists are using medical imaging for diagnostic purposes.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $38,610 $55,260 $71,320 $54,650
Alaska $55,830 $81,730 $94,540 $77,710
Arizona $49,600 $70,440 $91,680 $69,320
Arkansas $40,710 $56,610 $73,470 $56,060
California $61,120 $85,020 $111,750 $84,400
Colorado $55,970 $69,700 $86,400 $69,170
Connecticut $49,250 $75,320 $93,980 $73,350
Delaware $60,720 $70,560 $87,720 $70,480
Florida $44,930 $61,300 $75,510 $60,460
Georgia $47,720 $64,600 $80,470 $63,430
Hawaii $65,390 $83,340 $94,070 $80,560
Idaho $45,380 $57,220 $81,460 $59,350
Illinois $46,100 $68,050 $89,500 $67,060
Indiana $47,500 $62,270 $75,560 $61,410
Iowa $43,070 $55,000 $70,970 $55,600
Kansas $47,340 $60,420 $75,110 $60,660
Kentucky $47,980 $59,110 $73,200 $59,310
Louisiana $44,710 $57,860 $72,290 $57,820
Maine $48,640 $63,140 $85,360 $63,890
Maryland $55,670 $76,460 $96,710 $76,220
Massachusetts $44,180 $77,350 $94,450 $73,140
Michigan $23,970 $55,780 $72,700 $52,040
Minnesota $51,520 $67,650 $86,670 $67,170
Mississippi $40,210 $54,320 $71,970 $54,510
Missouri $33,790 $55,580 $74,640 $54,680
Montana $39,640 $53,380 $73,010 $53,530
Nebraska $30,230 $58,540 $78,670 $58,290
Nevada $66,140 $85,190 $109,030 $85,030
New Hampshire $52,070 $66,650 $86,350 $66,790
New Jersey $63,050 $76,500 $92,670 $76,250
New Mexico $50,430 $62,430 $76,400 $63,230
New York $50,760 $74,570 $97,640 $74,340
North Carolina $49,990 $64,710 $76,830 $63,700
North Dakota $42,720 $54,110 $72,780 $55,670
Ohio $48,430 $57,500 $72,160 $58,100
Oklahoma $48,600 $60,140 $74,900 $60,510
Oregon $61,580 $76,360 $92,500 $75,480
Pennsylvania $41,860 $57,190 $73,690 $57,230
Rhode Island $62,670 $72,440 $91,030 $73,510
South Carolina $43,190 $60,380 $75,470 $59,650
South Dakota $35,380 $50,900 $72,640 $52,370
Tennessee $40,400 $56,220 $75,290 $57,060
Texas $48,860 $64,900 $81,530 $63,620
Utah $25,810 $57,480 $83,650 $57,390
Virginia $43,000 $67,280 $88,860 $65,690
Washington $53,480 $76,930 $96,610 $75,860
West Virginia $39,910 $55,620 $78,240 $56,580
Wisconsin $49,720 $65,210 $77,760 $63,990