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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient’s bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities. Excludes “Diagnostic Medical Sonographers” (29-2032) and “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists” (29-2035).


National estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
216,380 1.1 % $ 31.97 $ 66,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.53 $ 23.51 $ 29.50 $ 37.16 $ 45.62
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,850 $ 48,900 $ 61,370 $ 77,290 $ 94,880


Industry profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 127,100 2.27 $ 32.41 $ 67,410
Offices of Physicians 42,300 1.57 $ 28.51 $ 59,310
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 15,660 5.32 $ 31.91 $ 66,370
Outpatient Care Centers 15,260 1.55 $ 37.30 $ 77,580
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 5,930 0.28 $ 35.57 $ 73,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 15,660 5.32 $ 31.91 $ 66,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 127,100 2.27 $ 32.41 $ 67,410
Offices of Physicians 42,300 1.57 $ 28.51 $ 59,310
Outpatient Care Centers 15,260 1.55 $ 37.30 $ 77,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,850 0.69 $ 34.97 $ 72,730

Top paying industries for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 200 0.02 $ 37.98 $ 78,990
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $ 37.62 $ 78,250
Outpatient Care Centers 15,260 1.55 $ 37.30 $ 77,580
Office Administrative Services 430 0.09 $ 36.36 $ 75,630
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 5,930 0.28 $ 35.57 $ 73,990


Geographic profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

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



Map of employment of radiologic technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 18,290 1.11 0.72 $ 45.75 $ 95,170
Texas 16,870 1.38 0.90 $ 30.20 $ 62,810
New York 15,180 1.75 1.14 $ 37.09 $ 77,140
Florida 13,560 1.58 1.03 $ 28.64 $ 59,570
Pennsylvania 10,940 1.96 1.28 $ 29.04 $ 60,390


Map of location quotient of radiologic technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,900 2.88 1.88 $ 26.47 $ 55,060
South Dakota 990 2.35 1.53 $ 27.00 $ 56,170
North Dakota 890 2.25 1.47 $ 28.47 $ 59,220
Mississippi 2,420 2.19 1.43 $ 23.98 $ 49,880
Kentucky 3,800 2.07 1.35 $ 27.41 $ 57,000


Map of annual mean wages of radiologic technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 18,290 1.11 0.72 $ 45.75 $ 95,170
Hawaii 550 1.00 0.65 $ 40.43 $ 84,100
Massachusetts 5,400 1.59 1.04 $ 38.16 $ 79,360
District of Columbia 480 0.73 0.47 $ 38.14 $ 79,320
Oregon 2,200 1.21 0.79 $ 37.89 $ 78,800



Map of employment of radiologic technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 15,050 1.73 1.13 $ 38.65 $ 80,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,590 1.15 0.75 $ 40.90 $ 85,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,380 1.51 0.98 $ 33.27 $ 69,190
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,830 1.82 1.19 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,190 1.45 0.94 $ 31.59 $ 65,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,110 1.15 0.75 $ 31.72 $ 65,970
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 4,030 1.56 1.01 $ 38.68 $ 80,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 3,520 1.44 0.93 $ 29.11 $ 60,540
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,230 1.53 0.99 $ 32.11 $ 66,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,070 1.05 0.68 $ 36.97 $ 76,900


Map of location quotient of radiologic technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 760 6.59 4.29 $ 34.10 $ 70,920
Morgantown, WV 340 5.51 3.59 $ 27.43 $ 57,060
Dothan, AL 210 3.63 2.37 $ 21.79 $ 45,310
Jonesboro, AR 210 3.62 2.36 $ 23.55 $ 48,990
Rome, GA 140 3.52 2.29 $ 28.51 $ 59,290
Hattiesburg, MS 210 3.50 2.28 $ 22.53 $ 46,860
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 420 3.38 2.20 $ 28.20 $ 58,660
Athens-Clarke County, GA 290 3.34 2.17 $ 31.76 $ 66,060
Beckley, WV 130 3.31 2.15 $ 25.49 $ 53,030
Alexandria, LA 190 3.22 2.10 $ 24.36 $ 50,670