Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
195,590 0.9 % $28.13 $58,520 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.32 $22.05 $27.25 $33.40 $39.26
Annual Wage (2) $38,110 $45,870 $56,670 $69,480 $81,660


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 114,120 2.16 $28.76 $59,820
Offices of Physicians 41,840 1.67 $26.10 $54,290
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 15,830 6.21 $27.80 $57,830
Outpatient Care Centers 9,240 1.25 $29.09 $60,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,080 0.26 $29.37 $61,100

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 15,830 6.21 $27.80 $57,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 114,120 2.16 $28.76 $59,820
Offices of Physicians 41,840 1.67 $26.10 $54,290
Outpatient Care Centers 9,240 1.25 $29.09 $60,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,360 0.95 $31.43 $65,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 50 0.04 $35.27 $73,360
Management of Companies and Enterprises 250 0.01 $32.06 $66,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,360 0.95 $31.43 $65,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,290 0.04 $30.93 $64,330
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $30.72 $63,890


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 16,540 1.07 0.75 $36.57 $76,070
Texas 15,570 1.35 0.95 $26.72 $55,580
New York 13,310 1.48 1.04 $32.03 $66,620
Florida 12,810 1.62 1.14 $24.86 $51,710
Pennsylvania 10,390 1.82 1.28 $27.01 $56,170



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 1,600 2.27 1.60 $22.16 $46,100
Kentucky 3,860 2.10 1.48 $23.92 $49,760
South Dakota 860 2.09 1.47 $23.26 $48,380
Maine 1,110 1.87 1.32 $27.05 $56,270
Pennsylvania 10,390 1.82 1.28 $27.01 $56,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,540 1.07 0.75 $36.57 $76,070
District of Columbia 530 0.79 0.55 $36.01 $74,910
Massachusetts 4,380 1.29 0.91 $34.51 $71,790
Alaska 460 1.42 1.00 $33.59 $69,870
Hawaii 660 1.07 0.75 $33.22 $69,100




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,700 1.34 0.95 $33.59 $69,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,180 1.02 0.72 $33.94 $70,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,930 1.10 0.78 $30.35 $63,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,900 1.33 0.94 $27.63 $57,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,440 1.48 1.04 $28.44 $59,150
Pittsburgh, PA 2,640 2.33 1.65 $24.02 $49,960
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,480 1.41 0.99 $35.53 $73,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,480 1.32 0.93 $30.65 $63,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.01 0.71 $33.37 $69,410
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,320 1.82 1.28 $33.88 $70,470