The average salary for a radiology technician can vary significantly depending on the technician’s education, training and career title.
For example a radiology technician aide may earn a salary of around $20,000 per year while a radiology physician may earn over $350,000 per year.
According to BLS.gov the average estimated salary for a radiology technician is around $50,000 – $60,000 per year.
Depending on the state the radiology technician works in some technicians may earn an average income of around $70,000 – $90,000 per year.
On an hourly basis radiology technicians can earn anywhere from $25 – $40 or more per hour of work.
What do radiology technicians do?
Radiology technicians or x ray technicians use imaging technology to take photographs or live video of the human body in order to help doctors, physicians and other healthcare professionals identify potential health care issues within the patient’s body.
Radiology technicians may use x ray machines, sonography/ultrasound, MRI’s and other medical technology to capture high quality images or live video feeds of bones, soft tissue, physical abnormalities, tumors, cancer, heart implications, cardiovascular issues and other physical abnormalities that are not able to be seen by the human eye.
The use of radiology technology allows medical professionals to get to the heart of a patients medical condition without the need for expensive procedures or more intensive medical analysis which can save the patient and healthcare provider time and money and minimize a patients risk by eliminating unnecessary medical procedures.