Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Best and Worst States for Radiologic Tech Pay

There were just over 207,000 radiologic techs (technologists and technicians) working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  This occupation includes practitioners who take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials for diagnostic or research purposes. It does not, however, include diagnostic medical sonographers or MRI technologists. Radiologic techs work mainly in hospitals and physician offices, but smaller numbers are also found working in outpatient care centers and medical diagnostic laboratories. Radiologic techs typically earn better salaries and wages than workers in most other occupations.  According to BLS estimates, as of May 2019, the national mean wage for radiologic techs was $63,120 per year, in comparison to the $53,490 annual mean wage for workers in all occupations in the U.S.  Radiologic tech pay varies from state-to-state according to the BLS data.  In the best states for radiologic tech pay, practitioners can earn more than $70,000 per year while their peers in other parts of the country make less than $55,000 annually. Per BLS data as of May 2019, the ten states where radiologic techs enjoyed the highest annual mean pay were:

California $86,120
Hawaii $82,680
Massachusetts $78,300
Alaska $76,850
Oregon $75,170
Washington $74,030
Rhode Island $71,870
Nevada $71,460
New York $70,620
Connecticut $69,400

Bringing up the rear for radiologic tech annual mean pay were these ten states:

Pennsylvania $53,860
South Dakota $53,210
Iowa $52,770
Kentucky $52,690
Louisiana $52,090
Tennessee $52,080
West Virginia $51,880
Arkansas $49,770
Mississippi $47,660
Alabama $47,290

So where does your state rank for radiologic tech pay?

Visit  Radiologic Tech Average Wages by State for more information.