There were jsut 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:
Bringing up the rear for radiologic tech annual mean pay were these ten states:
So where does your state rank for radiologic tech pay?
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