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Radiographer Salary
in Sacramento, California

$39,314 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$543

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radiographer is $39,314 a year and $19 an hour in Sacramento, California, United States. The average salary range for a Radiographer is between $29,916 and $47,074. 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 Sacramento, California.

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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 Sacramento, California, 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:
$45,576
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Sacramento ( SAK-rə-MEN-toh; Spanish: [sakɾaˈmento]; Spanish for "sacrament") is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River in Northern California's Sacramento Valley, Sacramento's estimated 2018 population of 501,334 makes it the sixth-largest city in California and the ninth largest capital in the United States. Sacramento is the seat of the California Legislature and the Governor of California, making it the state's political center and a hub for lobbying and think tanks. Sacramento is also the cultural...

Radiographer Job Listings for Sacramento, California

Lead Radiologic Technologist
Jun 28
Sacramento, CA, USA
Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology
Provide additional support to Area Manager as needed Company Description Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology is the nation's leading provider of digital radiography, ultrasound, electrocardiogram ...
Sr. Special Procedure Tech/MRI
May 15
Folsom, CA, USA
Mercy Hospital Folsom
Ability to: minimize radiation exposure to patients, self and other persons, perform general and specialized radiographic procedures which meet the department's standard of quality, recognize and ...
Resident Reproductive Equine Veterinarian
Jul 18
Davis, CA, USA
HR & Associates
The farm has an in-house lab and pharmacy, ultrasound, and digital radiography equipment. The farm veterinarian will be supported by experienced farm personnel and by referral access to nearby ...
Small Animal DVM wanted
May 7
Wilton, CA, USA
Badger Creek Veterinary Clinic
... radiography. We pride ourselves in the close relationships we have established with our community, clients, and their animal companions. We also value strong communication skills as we want our ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radiographer is $39,314 a year and $19 an hour in Sacramento, California, United States. The average salary range for a Radiographer is between $29,916 and $47,074. 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 Sacramento, California.

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Radiographer Job Listings for Sacramento, California

Lead Radiologic Technologist
Jun 28
Sacramento, CA, USA
Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology
Provide additional support to Area Manager as needed Company Description Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology is the nation's leading provider of digital radiography, ultrasound, electrocardiogram ...
Sr. Special Procedure Tech/MRI
May 15
Folsom, CA, USA
Mercy Hospital Folsom
Ability to: minimize radiation exposure to patients, self and other persons, perform general and specialized radiographic procedures which meet the department's standard of quality, recognize and ...
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