How does your salary compare with other radiologic technologists'? Are rad techs happy in their careers?
It’s that time of year again when Diagnostic Imaging gets down to the numbers. This year, we broke our 2015 Compensation Survey into three parts: Radiologists, Radiologic Technologists, and Radiology Administrators. Are you making as much as your colleagues? What’s the general consensus of career satisfaction in radiology? Find it all out here.Want to dig deeper?2015 Compensation Survey: Radiologists2015 Compensation Survey: Radiology AdministratorsÂ Find out how the numbers have changed and revisit our 2014 Compensation Survey.
A little more than half of our rad tech respondents are female. Most of these respondents were ages 41-50 and working in an urban environment.
Most of our rad tech respondents can be found working at hospitals or outpatient imaging centers. Several of the rad techs who marked "Other" cited orthopedic clinics as their work environment (not shown).
Our rad tech respondents have a lot of experience, with 34% claiming to have been in the job for more than 20 years.
The majority of rad tech respondents work with X-rays, CT is the 2nd most popular, and MRI and mammography tie for third.
Rad tech salaries have a wide range with most concentrated between 40,000 and 60,000. The mean salary of rad tech respondents was $58,333.
Almost half of rad techs had the same salary in 2014 as they did in 2013. Twenty-eight percent received a less than 5% raise.
Rad techs are divided in their satisfaction with their salaries: 35% are OK with their salary, 32% are unsatisfied, and 33% are satisfied.