Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
194,000 0.8 % $27.29 $56,760 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.06 $21.61 $26.54 $32.38 $37.71
Annual Wage (2) $37,570 $44,950 $55,200 $67,360 $78,440


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 115,430 2.19 $27.66 $57,530
Offices of Physicians 41,520 1.72 $25.58 $53,210
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 14,410 5.92 $27.81 $57,850
Outpatient Care Centers 7,290 1.09 $27.90 $58,030
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 4,780 0.24 $28.35 $58,970

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 14,410 5.92 $27.81 $57,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 115,430 2.19 $27.66 $57,530
Offices of Physicians 41,520 1.72 $25.58 $53,210
Outpatient Care Centers 7,290 1.09 $27.90 $58,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,020 0.84 $30.09 $62,580

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 2,110 0.07 $31.88 $66,320
Employment Services 1,470 0.04 $30.49 $63,410
Scientific Research and Development Services 270 0.04 $30.23 $62,870
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,020 0.84 $30.09 $62,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 340 0.02 $29.24 $60,820


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 14,740 1.00 0.68 $34.63 $72,030
Texas 13,520 1.24 0.85 $25.72 $53,490
New York 12,660 1.47 1.00 $31.62 $65,770
Florida 12,300 1.65 1.13 $24.39 $50,740
Pennsylvania 10,340 1.84 1.26 $25.79 $53,640




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 940 2.32 1.59 $22.24 $46,250
West Virginia 1,620 2.28 1.56 $21.89 $45,530
Kentucky 3,730 2.09 1.43 $23.48 $48,830
Tennessee 5,080 1.88 1.29 $23.55 $48,980
Montana 810 1.85 1.27 $25.03 $52,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 14,740 1.00 0.68 $34.63 $72,030
Alaska 420 1.30 0.89 $33.14 $68,920
Massachusetts 4,790 1.47 1.00 $33.12 $68,890
District of Columbia 450 0.67 0.46 $32.76 $68,130
Rhode Island 670 1.48 1.01 $32.63 $67,860





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 6,410 1.22 0.84 $34.00 $70,720
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,800 1.30 0.89 $29.00 $60,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,270 1.07 0.73 $32.83 $68,290
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,550 1.93 1.32 $28.17 $58,590
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,990 1.08 0.74 $26.04 $54,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,810 1.31 0.89 $28.27 $58,790
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,630 1.50 1.03 $34.08 $70,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,490 1.40 0.96 $29.22 $60,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,470 1.38 0.94 $29.13 $60,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,390 1.01 0.69 $31.81 $66,150