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Radiographer Salary
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$34,939 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$482

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radiographer is $34,939 a year and $17 an hour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Radiographer is between $26,587 and $41,836. 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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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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 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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:
$40,505
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Cost of Living Score:

Description: Pittsburgh ( PITS-burg) is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. A population of about 301,048 residents live within the city limits, making it the 66th-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,324,743 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 27th-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is located in the south west of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers. Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300...

Radiographer Job Listings for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Jun 16
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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CPR and radiographic certification along with basic computer skills/knowledge. Professional patient interaction skills are a must. Preferred: OSHA and HIPPA training, experience in oral surgery ...
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