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Medical Radiation Diagnostic Technologist Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$66,649 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Medical Radiation Diagnostic Technologist is $66,649 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Medical Radiation Diagnostic Technologist is between $48,140 and $82,042. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Medical Radiation Diagnostic Technologist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • X-rays patient, using radiologic equipment that produces radiographs (x-rays) of body for diagnostic purposes, as directed by Radiologist.
  • Positions patient on examining table and changes immobilization devices to obtain optimum views of specified area of body requested by physician.
  • Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
  • Moves x-ray equipment into specified position and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance, based on knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques and protocols.
  • Typically requires specialized certification.
Medical Radiation Diagnostic Technologist Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Radiologic Technologists

Job family population: 201,200

Estimated population of Medical Radiation Diagnostic Technologist jobs: 31,226

Rate of error: 0.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Medical Radiation Diagnostic Technologist Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Cardiac Catherization Tech, PRN/Registry, St Joseph Medical Center, Joliet
Apr 27
Joliet, United States
Presence Health
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs diagnostic radiographic procedures. Positions ... Applies principles of Radiation protection to patient, staff, and others. Evaluates images for ...
Imaging Technologist
May 16
Dyer, IN, USA
Franciscan Health
Prepare contrast material intravenously or orally for Diagnostic Radiology procedures under the ... Wear radiation safety monitoring equipment in order to record professional exposure and comply with ...
Radiology Technologist, PRN/Registry, St Mary's Hospital Kankakee
Apr 28
Kankakee, United States
Presence Health
... of diagnosis and/or treatment of anatomic and physiologic disorders at a technical level not ... Medical Technologist, Physiology, Clinic, Radiology, Rad Tech, Healthcare
Ultrasound Technologist / Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT/RVS)
Apr 12
Chicago, IL, USA
Medical Professionals
Must be RVT or RVS • Current registration as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or current registration as a Registered ...
Medical Technologist
May 2
Chicago, IL, USA
Job Responsibilities We are looking for a Medical Technologist with a Hematology or Chemistry ... diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. * Entering in client information into computer ...
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