Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-2034 Radiologic Technologists

Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities. Excludes "Diagnostic Medical Sonographers"(29-2032) and "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists" (29-2035).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
194,790 0.9 % $27.14 $56,450 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.82 $21.39 $26.26 $31.99 $37.10
Annual Wage (2) $37,060 $44,490 $54,620 $66,550 $77,160


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 116,520 2.22 $27.21 $56,590
Offices of Physicians 42,670 1.80 $26.48 $55,070
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 13,470 5.72 $27.28 $56,740
Outpatient Care Centers 7,120 1.11 $27.51 $57,210
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,580 0.22 $28.27 $58,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 13,470 5.72 $27.28 $56,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 116,520 2.22 $27.21 $56,590
Offices of Physicians 42,670 1.80 $26.48 $55,070
Outpatient Care Centers 7,120 1.11 $27.51 $57,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,950 0.85 $29.52 $61,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,340 0.08 $32.12 $66,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 0.03 $29.60 $61,570
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,950 0.85 $29.52 $61,410
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $29.39 $61,130
Employment Services 1,310 0.04 $29.37 $61,090


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,820 1.04 0.69 $33.94 $70,590
Texas 12,790 1.21 0.81 $25.32 $52,660
New York 12,210 1.43 0.96 $30.91 $64,290
Florida 11,650 1.60 1.07 $24.70 $51,380
Pennsylvania 9,600 1.72 1.15 $25.47 $52,970




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,720 2.42 1.62 $21.26 $44,210
South Dakota 920 2.31 1.54 $22.18 $46,130
Kentucky 3,890 2.20 1.47 $23.29 $48,430
Tennessee 5,540 2.09 1.40 $23.15 $48,150
Rhode Island 870 1.92 1.29 $31.61 $65,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 5,530 1.73 1.15 $39.46 $82,080
California 14,820 1.04 0.69 $33.94 $70,590
Alaska 390 1.21 0.81 $32.68 $67,980
District of Columbia 620 0.94 0.63 $32.45 $67,500
Hawaii 630 1.06 0.71 $32.02 $66,610





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,800 1.12 0.75 $32.82 $68,270
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,710 1.29 0.87 $29.51 $61,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,160 1.08 0.72 $31.94 $66,430
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,160 1.74 1.16 $28.26 $58,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,150 1.84 1.23 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,860 1.08 0.72 $25.69 $53,430
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,790 1.61 1.08 $29.56 $61,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,530 1.12 0.75 $24.33 $50,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,520 1.20 0.80 $27.67 $57,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,430 1.03 0.69 $32.38 $67,350