How much money do Xray Techs make per hour is a very common question on the internet.
When asked inside a Facebook forum, these were the answers provided by working Xray Techs.
NOTE: What is horribly obvious is that Alabama has no respect for Xray Techs based on the ridiculously low wages being reported there.
$21/hr – got hired where I did my clinical rotations
$21.50/hr – with 12 years experience
Ohio – Eastern Shore, Small Urgent Care
$28.33 – 4 yrs xray, 3 yrs mammo, BD
NJ, Outpatient Center
$42 – 3 yrs xray, 1 yr MRI ($35-36/hr without MRI)
San Diego, CA
$50+ in xray, $60+ in CT
$18.61 – right out of xray school full-time, PRN $24
San Antonio, TX
$23.15 – 2 yrs xray, + differential pay
$24 – 19 yrs xray, 14 yrs MRI (<– this is REALLY bad – Ron)
$19.50 – 7 yrs xray, CT, & Cath Lab (<– again, REALLY bad wages – Ron)
$15 – 3 yrs experience (<– you could work at In & Out Burger for more than this!)
Alabama – Ortho clinic
$25 – LMT (limited Xray Tech)
$35-45 – fresh out of RT school
$45 – PRN only
$22.50 in Louisiana but…
Louisiana starts out at around 18 an hour average for just Xray. I’m finally at 22.50 an hour after 5 years. If I would of stayed at a hospital, I would of never gotten that much. I switched to mobile and that’s the only reason I make this much now. I was told Louisiana and Mississippi pay the absolute lowest.
$27.50 – PRN, 1st year Xray grad
$24 – Started at $24 I believe in Boston. 3.5 years in and I make $26 in Philly at an urgent care and $32 as a per diem at a hospital in NJ
$23 – 10 yrs exp
$26 – right out of school but…
Starting right out of school where I work is $26, but you have to learn CT and do boards within 2 years. I’m in Wisconsin. As a per diem at another hospital I make $35 doing CT only. But I have 12 yrs experience.
$22-24 – 2 yrs exp
$30-ish – new grad, in 2017 ( around $22 – 25/hr starting pay right out of school in the suburbs but a lot more if you’re willing to work in Boston at one of the big hospitals. )
$29 – 12 yrs, xray/CT/mammo
Started at $30, $32, and $38 (this one is premium per diem) right out of school in NY. Pay ranges $19-$38 as far as I know for new or seasoned RT(R) here
$42 with Night diff and lead pay.. 16 Yrs… NYC (Staten Island) but they pay that to people with less years .. we are UNION!
$32 in NJ full time with paid benefits by company, 2 weeks PTO, paid lunches and profit sharing
Freestanding Emergency rooms in Texas pays between $33-40 depending on experience and CT certification.
rad techs with no experience in the class above me are starting out 25 an hour for big hospitals and 19-21 for smaller sites
im In Ohio a small town though $21 an hr
10 years with both Xray and CT I’m making $38/hr. in Dallas, Texas. I work at the HOPDs. My PRN job only pays $36/hr.
$40 PRN in AZ… $45 cadaver labs
$60 – Going on 15 years. X-Ray, Mammo, MRI outpatient clinic Northern California far east bay area, $60 per hour
$25 first year grad.
FL, outpatient clinic, Clearwater
$25-$35 per hour.
$27.19 – 19 yrs exp
$50 Multi-modality technologist (MRI/CT)
$21 – new grad
$23 – 13 yrs exp
$32 – 14 years on the job ct X-ray dexa
Comments the Techs made about California:
Cali makes a lot more but the cost of living is much higher also. In the south we don’t make that pay but rent is about $800-1200 for a house. Not going to find that out there.
yea here in LA you are lucky if you can get a 1 bedroom apartment for less then 1600/month
southern California doesn’t pay as much as northern California, cost of living in California depends on where you live in California. Around Sacramento, a coworker has an apartment for about 1000 a month. I lucked out with timing when I purchased my house out here, so my mortgage is under 1800.
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