Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.


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)
32,000 1.9 % $31.71 $65,960 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.03 $26.37 $31.75 $36.70 $43.35
Annual Wage (2) $45,820 $54,860 $66,050 $76,330 $90,160


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 18,280 0.35 $31.40 $65,300
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,610 2.72 $32.01 $66,580
Offices of Physicians 4,870 0.20 $32.67 $67,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.18 $33.12 $68,890
Outpatient Care Centers 410 0.06 $32.91 $68,450

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 6,610 2.72 $32.01 $66,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,280 0.35 $31.40 $65,300
Offices of Physicians 4,870 0.20 $32.67 $67,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.18 $33.12 $68,890
Outpatient Care Centers 410 0.06 $32.91 $68,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $39.61 $82,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 0.01 $39.51 $82,180
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $34.34 $71,430
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 100 0.01 $34.08 $70,890
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.18 $33.12 $68,890


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)
Florida 3,140 0.42 1.75 $29.79 $61,950
Texas 2,580 0.24 0.98 $31.22 $64,930
California 2,110 0.14 0.59 $40.40 $84,030
Missouri 1,500 0.57 2.35 $26.65 $55,440
Ohio 1,450 0.28 1.17 $28.38 $59,020




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)
Delaware 310 0.74 3.08 $33.76 $70,210
Missouri 1,500 0.57 2.35 $26.65 $55,440
Rhode Island 230 0.50 2.08 $36.35 $75,600
Florida 3,140 0.42 1.75 $29.79 $61,950
Tennessee 990 0.37 1.52 $27.85 $57,920




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 280 0.24 1.01 $42.38 $88,140
California 2,110 0.14 0.59 $40.40 $84,030
Hawaii 70 0.12 0.50 $38.70 $80,500
New Jersey 910 0.24 0.99 $37.26 $77,500
Massachusetts 1,140 0.35 1.45 $36.71 $76,360





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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,020 0.79 3.27 $26.94 $56,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 810 0.15 0.64 $37.75 $78,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.20 0.81 $34.22 $71,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.26 1.08 $30.48 $63,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 680 0.39 1.60 $36.16 $75,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.35 1.46 $33.66 $70,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.27 1.10 $33.17 $68,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.13 0.55 $41.27 $85,840
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 490 0.27 1.11 $28.84 $59,980
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 480 0.47 1.96 $29.22 $60,780




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Port St. Lucie, FL 150 1.19 4.94 $30.72 $63,890
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.79 3.26 $34.55 $71,860
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,020 0.79 3.27 $26.94 $56,040
Gainesville, FL 100 0.79 3.28 $26.73 $55,600
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 420 0.74 3.08 $35.95 $74,780
Knoxville, TN 210 0.66 2.75 $25.09 $52,190
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 90 0.58 2.41 $26.21 $54,510
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 90 0.58 2.41 $27.93 $58,100
Tyler, TX 50 0.56 2.33 $28.70 $59,690
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 50 0.56 2.30 $36.37 $75,650




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.09 0.36 $46.68 $97,090
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.53 $44.62 $92,800
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 260 0.31 1.28 $42.67 $88,750
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.18 0.76 $41.95 $87,250
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 0.55 $41.93 $87,220
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.41 $41.41 $86,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.13 0.55 $41.27 $85,840
Honolulu, HI 40 0.10 0.41 $40.12 $83,460
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $39.90 $82,990
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 100 0.12 0.52 $39.80 $82,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 2.30 $30.52 $63,480
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 1.01 $26.76 $55,670
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 1.32 5.47 $18.02 $37,480
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.29 1.19 $29.62 $61,610
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 1.00 $26.72 $55,570

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 90 1.32 5.47 $18.02 $37,480
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 3.18 $31.44 $65,390
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.56 2.30 $30.52 $63,480
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.55 2.26 $26.79 $55,730
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 30 0.53 2.21 $28.70 $59,690

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.79 $80,690
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.77 $36.65 $76,220
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.80 $32.41 $67,420
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.77 3.18 $31.44 $65,390
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.32 1.35 $31.22 $64,930


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014