Sunday, March 7, 2021

20 Best Metro Markets for Radiologic Tech Pay

In an earlier commentary we examined Radiologic Tech Pay in the Top 20 Metropolitan Markets.  As is the case with many professions, the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. are top employment centers for radiologic technicians and technologists.  That said, it is in smaller metro markets, not the large ones, where radiologic technologists and technicians will frequently find better average compensation levels. This is readily evident in May 2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reveals that only five of the 20 largest metro areas in the nation were among the 20 best metro markets for radiologic tech pay:

Metropolitan Area # Employed Annual Mean Wages
1 Salinas, CA 120 $110,180
2 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 300 $109,680
3 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (#) 2,280 $103,670
4 Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 1,090 $97,450
5 Redding, CA 80 $94,120
6 Stockton-Lodi, CA 270 $89,980
7 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 220 $88,920
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 850 $88,690
9 Yuba City, CA 60 $88,000
10 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 90 $87,510
11 Santa Rosa, CA 170 $86,140
12 Urban Honolulu, HI 490 $84,520
13 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (#) 5,860 $82,460
14 Boston-Cambridge-Nashua (#) 3,700 $81,120
15 San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (#) 1,820 $80,990
16 Albany, OR 60 $80,970
17 Riverside-San Bernardino, CA (#) 1,640 $80,410
18 Visalia-Porterville, CA 140 $80,370
19 El Centro, CA 60 $79,520
20 Madera, CA 80 $79,190
National 207,360 $63,120

(#) a top 20 U.S metro population area

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on December 12, 2020

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