Radiologic Technologist Salary

radiologic-technician-salary-chart.jpgA radiologic technologist is a professional who conducts X-rays, CT and MRI scans and other types of scans. The radiologic technologist can also inject patients with non-radioactive materials. This material enters the bloodstream and allows for easier diagnosis.

Salaries

As of May 2012 the mean annual wage for a radiologic technologist was $56,450. Most radiologic technologists work in medical laboratories or diagnostic laboratories. They also work in hospitals, physician offices, and outpatient clinics. A small portion of these professionals works for the Federal government or in colleges and universities.

Location

The states with the most number of radiologic technologists are California with 14,820, Texas with 12,790, New York with 12,210, Florida with 11,650 and Pennsylvania with 9,600. Radiologic technologists who work in California also make the highest salary, with an annual mean salary of $70,590. They are followed by New York technologists, who make $64,290, Pennsylvania who make $52,970, Texas, who make $52,660 and Florida, who make $51,380 a year on average.

Prospects

Prospects for radiologic technologist job are excellent and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the jobs should grow somewhere around 21 percent from 2012 to 2022.

Radiologic Technologist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $30,500 $44,370 $60,320 $44,940
Alaska $51,770 $68,130 $87,970 $67,980
Arizona $42,660 $59,450 $82,230 $60,850
Arkansas $29,950 $43,070 $59,760 $43,940
California $42,300 $69,710 $102,110 $70,590
Colorado $39,660 $56,600 $81,200 $57,830
Connecticut $47,910 $62,420 $85,260 $63,450
Delaware $41,240 $59,920 $77,370 $59,930
Florida $35,630 $51,000 $69,670 $51,380
Georgia $33,920 $49,830 $67,670 $49,730
Hawaii $48,850 $67,380 $87,750 $66,610
Idaho $39,210 $49,550 $67,120 $50,770
Illinois $36,630 $57,190 $78,640 $58,340
Indiana $37,990 $50,940 $69,190 $51,410
Iowa $33,890 $45,760 $60,470 $46,750
Kansas $34,750 $46,940 $67,370 $48,920
Kentucky $33,150 $46,990 $67,690 $48,430
Louisiana $34,180 $47,750 $65,490 $48,610
Maine $40,890 $54,590 $71,850 $55,140
Maryland $44,950 $65,340 $86,310 $64,830
Massachusetts $48,080 $69,710 $98,240 $82,080
Michigan $36,250 $50,320 $69,080 $52,850
Minnesota $40,860 $59,740 $77,810 $59,330
Mississippi $31,850 $43,810 $60,820 $45,080
Missouri $34,280 $49,410 $69,340 $50,080
Montana $36,540 $49,500 $69,900 $51,580
Nebraska $34,930 $47,030 $65,410 $48,710
Nevada $42,850 $61,460 $88,140 $62,590
New Hampshire $41,910 $58,190 $77,360 $58,880
New Jersey $49,290 $62,560 $77,960 $62,810
New Mexico $40,440 $54,220 $74,630 $55,500
New York $44,640 $64,870 $86,610 $64,290
North Carolina $37,430 $51,890 $71,730 $52,770
North Dakota $34,590 $45,870 $60,110 $46,670
Ohio $38,850 $51,230 $63,710 $50,960
Oklahoma $33,210 $47,650 $67,680 $48,790
Oregon $47,940 $63,530 $83,810 $63,480
Pennsylvania $34,840 $52,720 $73,040 $52,970
Rhode Island $48,370 $63,820 $89,430 $65,750
South Carolina $34,480 $48,700 $69,110 $51,400
South Dakota $32,120 $44,960 $61,680 $46,130
Tennessee $33,200 $47,650 $64,040 $48,150
Texas $34,930 $52,040 $72,610 $52,660
Utah $36,160 $48,910 $68,890 $50,260
Virginia $37,140 $55,730 $76,670 $56,530
Washington $46,740 $63,610 $89,030 $64,960
West Virginia $28,670 $43,800 $60,300 $44,210
Wisconsin $40,900 $53,860 $71,180 $54,290
Wyoming $40,240 $53,070 $73,050 $54,310