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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)
37,490 2.0 % $33.89 $70,490 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.37 $27.92 $33.62 $39.07 $46.86
Annual Wage (2) $48,600 $58,080 $69,930 $81,260 $97,460


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 21,830 0.40 $33.72 $70,140
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,310 2.75 $33.59 $69,870
Offices of Physicians 4,840 0.19 $33.25 $69,170
Outpatient Care Centers 1,700 0.19 $38.88 $80,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 520 0.20 $37.10 $77,170

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 7,310 2.75 $33.59 $69,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 21,830 0.40 $33.72 $70,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 520 0.20 $37.10 $77,170
Outpatient Care Centers 1,700 0.19 $38.88 $80,880
Offices of Physicians 4,840 0.19 $33.25 $69,170

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 230 0.01 $38.91 $80,930
Outpatient Care Centers 1,700 0.19 $38.88 $80,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 520 0.20 $37.10 $77,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $34.17 $71,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 21,830 0.40 $33.72 $70,140


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 3,490 0.41 1.57 $30.30 $63,020
California 3,460 0.21 0.79 $42.08 $87,520
Texas 2,760 0.23 0.88 $33.93 $70,570
New York 2,140 0.23 0.88 $37.95 $78,930
Michigan 1,640 0.38 1.45 $29.57 $61,500




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)
Tennessee 1,440 0.49 1.87 $28.23 $58,710
Florida 3,490 0.41 1.57 $30.30 $63,020
Nevada 510 0.39 1.47 $41.47 $86,260
Montana 180 0.38 1.46 $31.61 $65,750
Michigan 1,640 0.38 1.45 $29.57 $61,500




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,460 0.21 0.79 $42.08 $87,520
Nevada 510 0.39 1.47 $41.47 $86,260
Hawaii 110 0.18 0.68 $41.47 $86,260
Washington 790 0.25 0.94 $41.26 $85,820
Oregon 320 0.18 0.67 $40.87 $85,010



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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 1,800 0.27 1.02 $40.03 $83,260
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 940 0.26 0.98 $34.52 $71,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 920 0.31 1.20 $33.36 $69,380
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 780 0.43 1.62 $41.75 $86,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 670 0.34 1.29 $36.38 $75,670
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 660 0.58 2.19 $28.62 $59,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 640 0.26 0.98 $34.67 $72,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.14 0.55 $41.81 $86,970
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 580 0.22 0.84 $32.83 $68,280
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 490 0.48 1.82 $32.31 $67,200


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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)
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 60 1.27 4.84 $24.15 $50,230
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 150 1.12 4.26 $38.31 $79,680
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 40 1.01 3.83 $27.95 $58,140
Columbia, MO 90 0.99 3.76 $31.38 $65,270
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 80 0.89 3.39 $27.79 $57,810
Ocala, FL 80 0.79 3.01 $25.77 $53,600
Canton-Massillon, OH 130 0.79 2.99 $26.59 $55,310
Brunswick, GA 30 0.76 2.88 $29.72 $61,820
Monroe, LA 60 0.74 2.80 $27.72 $57,670
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.73 2.76 $30.77 $64,000


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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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 190 0.19 0.74 $47.06 $97,890
Wichita Falls, TX (8) (8) (8) $46.43 $96,580
Stockton-Lodi, CA 90 0.37 1.39 $45.18 $93,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.23 0.86 $45.10 $93,800
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.15 0.58 $44.76 $93,100
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.31 1.17 $43.68 $90,860
Modesto, CA 70 0.38 1.45 $43.68 $90,850
Fresno, CA 100 0.27 1.03 $43.31 $90,080
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.11 0.43 $42.65 $88,710
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 380 0.33 1.27 $42.59 $88,580

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 1.70 $30.98 $64,450
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 2.39 $29.72 $61,820
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 80 0.23 0.87 $29.18 $60,680
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 4.28 $35.23 $73,280
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.24 0.93 $29.56 $61,470

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 4.28 $35.23 $73,280
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.76 2.90 $29.85 $62,080
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.63 2.39 $29.72 $61,820
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 1.70 $30.98 $64,450
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 1.54 $26.47 $55,060

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 4.28 $35.23 $73,280
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.64 $32.79 $68,200
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.18 $66,930
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.84 $32.10 $66,780
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area 30 0.39 1.48 $32.04 $66,640


About May 2017 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018