Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
193,400 0.9 % $27.65 $57,510 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.08 $21.77 $26.86 $32.89 $38.50
Annual Wage (2) $37,610 $45,280 $55,870 $68,420 $80,080


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 113,840 2.17 $28.18 $58,610
Offices of Physicians 41,570 1.69 $25.75 $53,560
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 15,950 6.39 $27.90 $58,030
Outpatient Care Centers 7,820 1.12 $27.80 $57,830
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,900 0.25 $28.87 $60,040

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 15,950 6.39 $27.90 $58,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 113,840 2.17 $28.18 $58,610
Offices of Physicians 41,570 1.69 $25.75 $53,560
Outpatient Care Centers 7,820 1.12 $27.80 $57,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,370 0.96 $30.60 $63,650

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 60 0.04 $34.86 $72,500
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,430 0.05 $31.69 $65,920
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 40 (7) $31.13 $64,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,370 0.96 $30.60 $63,650
Scientific Research and Development Services 120 0.02 $30.07 $62,540


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 15,490 1.02 0.72 $35.36 $73,550
Texas 13,730 1.22 0.85 $26.08 $54,250
New York 13,190 1.50 1.05 $31.87 $66,280
Florida 12,850 1.68 1.17 $24.40 $50,760
Pennsylvania 9,760 1.73 1.21 $25.98 $54,040



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)
South Dakota 980 2.40 1.68 $22.25 $46,280
West Virginia 1,560 2.20 1.54 $22.06 $45,880
Kentucky 3,840 2.12 1.48 $24.21 $50,370
Tennessee 5,180 1.88 1.32 $23.68 $49,250
Alabama 3,340 1.80 1.26 $22.08 $45,930



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 15,490 1.02 0.72 $35.36 $73,550
District of Columbia 510 0.76 0.53 $34.87 $72,530
Massachusetts 4,680 1.41 0.98 $33.66 $70,010
Alaska 450 1.38 0.97 $33.11 $68,870
Hawaii 680 1.11 0.77 $32.78 $68,190




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 7,060 1.31 0.91 $34.08 $70,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,580 1.13 0.79 $33.76 $70,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,190 1.12 0.78 $30.20 $62,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,310 1.16 0.81 $26.54 $55,200
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,120 1.67 1.17 $27.87 $57,970
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,900 1.29 0.90 $29.03 $60,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,710 1.51 1.05 $34.25 $71,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,580 1.08 0.76 $32.77 $68,170
Pittsburgh, PA 2,420 2.14 1.50 $23.83 $49,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,360 1.30 0.90 $29.63 $61,630