(800) 627 3697 info.eri@erieri.com
Are you working in compensation or HR? See our salary, cost-of-living, and executive pay applications in action. Try our free salary assessor demo.

Radiographer Salary

$36,070 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$498

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radiographer is $36,070 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Radiographer is between $27,447 and $43,189. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Radiographer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

Average Salary Chart

Customize:
 
arrow_downward
Scroll for Salary Potential, Education and Skills
arrow_downward

Job Summary

Description:
  • Radiographs metal, plastics, concrete, or other materials, such as castings, sample parts, pipes, and structural members for flaws, cracks, or presence of foreign materials, utilizing knowledge of radiography equipment, techniques, and procedures: aligns object on stand between source of x rays and film or plate; or aligns source of gamma rays, such as cobalt or iridium isotope and film or plate on opposite sides of object, manually or using hand or electric truck, chain hoist, or crane.
  • Masks peripheral areas with lead shields.
  • Selects type of radiation source and type of film, and applies standard mathematical formulas to determine exposure distance and time, considering size, mobility, and strength of radiation sources in relation to density and mobility of object.
  • Verifies radiation intensities, using radiation meters.
  • Adjusts controls of x-ray equipment on console or exposes source of radioactivity to take radiograph.
  • Removes and develops film or plate.
  • Monitors working area, using survey meters, to protect personnel area.
  • May replace radioactive isotope source in containers by manipulating tongs from behind protective lead shield.
  • Marks defects appearing on film and assists in analyzing findings.
  • May specialize in x-ray work and be designated x-ray technician.
Radiographer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other

Job family population: 66,890

Estimated population of Radiographer jobs: 576

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$41,815
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

About United States

United States Cost of Living Score:

Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

Radiographer Job Listings for United States

Radiographer I.Samaritan PRN
May 29
Ashland, United States
University Hospitals
Description Position Summary includes demonstrates successful patient and technical imaging skills by producing a variety of radiological procedures while maintaining the highest standards of patient ...
Radiologic Technologist
Jun 18
Ashburn, VA, USA
Quadrant, Inc.
Performing diagnostic medical radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures Obtain patient histories and vitals and document them appropriately Develop film and evaluate for technical quality Maintain ...
Radiologic Technologist - Diagnostic Imaging - East Orlando
Jun 18
Orlando, United States
AdventHealth Greater Orlando
Knowledge of Radiographic and Fluoroscopic equipment * Ability to learn and master new tasks related to Image Quality and Radiation Safety * Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of ...
Radiologic Technologist I - Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Jun 17
The Woodlands, United States
Houston Methodist
... radiography and fluoroscopy techniques. Provides direct assistance to physicians with all diagnostic / special procedures. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to radiation standards and ...
Radiologic Technologist -$3,000 Sign on Bonus!
Jun 11
Manchester, NH, USA
MobilexUSA
Are you a licensed radiographer who loves what you do, but doesn't love being stuck indoors all day? Take your skills on the road! Apply to MobilexUSA, a unique mobile diagnostics company that ...
ERI Economic Research Institute compiles the best salary, cost-of-living, and executive compensation survey data available.

Salaries By Location

Similar Job Titles

Are you an Employer?

Free Salary Assessor Product Demo
;
Are you an HR Professional?
Try our salary assessor and find out how much you should be paying
Explore our most popular jobs
View our most popular salary searches and other resources