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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

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)
207,360 0.8 % $30.34 $63,120 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.94 $23.84 $29.09 $35.89 $43.15
Annual Wage (2) $41,480 $49,580 $60,510 $74,660 $89,760


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 122,750 2.20 $30.71 $63,870
Offices of Physicians 41,500 1.57 $27.96 $58,160
Outpatient Care Centers 13,690 1.44 $33.24 $69,140
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 13,490 4.87 $30.47 $63,380
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,650 0.28 $32.40 $67,400

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 13,490 4.87 $30.47 $63,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 122,750 2.20 $30.71 $63,870
Offices of Physicians 41,500 1.57 $27.96 $58,160
Outpatient Care Centers 13,690 1.44 $33.24 $69,140
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,400 0.91 $33.72 $70,140

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 230 0.03 $35.99 $74,850
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $34.54 $71,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,400 0.91 $33.72 $70,140
Office Administrative Services 160 0.03 $33.33 $69,330
Outpatient Care Centers 13,690 1.44 $33.24 $69,140


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)
California 17,390 1.00 0.71 $41.40 $86,120
Texas 16,480 1.33 0.94 $29.35 $61,050
Florida 13,830 1.57 1.11 $27.48 $57,150
New York 12,620 1.33 0.94 $33.95 $70,620
Pennsylvania 10,150 1.72 1.22 $25.89 $53,860




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)
West Virginia 1,710 2.44 1.73 $24.94 $51,880
South Dakota 940 2.21 1.56 $25.58 $53,210
Kentucky 3,890 2.05 1.45 $25.33 $52,690
Mississippi 2,260 2.00 1.42 $22.91 $47,660
Maine 1,210 1.98 1.40 $28.10 $58,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 17,390 1.00 0.71 $41.40 $86,120
Hawaii 660 1.04 0.74 $39.75 $82,680
District of Columbia 450 0.63 0.44 $38.19 $79,430
Massachusetts 4,910 1.36 0.96 $37.65 $78,300
Alaska 390 1.24 0.88 $36.95 $76,850





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 12,060 1.25 0.88 $35.84 $74,550
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,920 1.27 0.90 $32.43 $67,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,860 0.94 0.67 $39.65 $82,460
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,330 1.64 1.16 $27.45 $57,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,300 1.41 1.00 $31.62 $65,760
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,260 1.48 1.05 $29.05 $60,420
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,700 1.32 0.94 $39.00 $81,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,660 1.00 0.71 $29.51 $61,390
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,240 1.02 0.72 $35.60 $74,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,190 1.16 0.82 $29.55 $61,470