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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
205,590 0.9 % $29.59 $61,540 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.53 $23.27 $28.62 $35.19 $41.51
Annual Wage (2) $40,630 $48,400 $59,520 $73,200 $86,350


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 121,310 2.19 $30.12 $62,650
Offices of Physicians 40,970 1.58 $26.92 $55,990
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 14,140 5.18 $29.71 $61,800
Outpatient Care Centers 13,200 1.43 $31.60 $65,740
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,570 0.28 $32.11 $66,790

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 14,140 5.18 $29.71 $61,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 121,310 2.19 $30.12 $62,650
Offices of Physicians 40,970 1.58 $26.92 $55,990
Outpatient Care Centers 13,200 1.43 $31.60 $65,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,360 0.90 $32.90 $68,440

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 210 0.03 $39.03 $81,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 300 0.01 $37.14 $77,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,360 0.90 $32.90 $68,440
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,570 0.28 $32.11 $66,790
Office Administrative Services 170 0.03 $31.75 $66,040


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 17,360 1.02 0.72 $38.97 $81,060
Texas 16,180 1.34 0.94 $28.25 $58,760
Florida 13,590 1.58 1.11 $27.24 $56,650
New York 12,780 1.36 0.96 $33.29 $69,250
Pennsylvania 10,210 1.75 1.23 $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)
West Virginia 1,680 2.40 1.69 $23.91 $49,740
South Dakota 910 2.15 1.52 $25.19 $52,400
Arkansas 2,470 2.04 1.44 $23.43 $48,740
Kentucky 3,830 2.03 1.43 $25.14 $52,300
Mississippi 2,270 2.02 1.42 $23.15 $48,150




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 17,360 1.02 0.72 $38.97 $81,060
District of Columbia 480 0.68 0.48 $37.49 $77,990
Hawaii 630 0.99 0.69 $36.65 $76,230
Massachusetts 4,240 1.19 0.84 $35.97 $74,820
Oregon 2,110 1.12 0.79 $35.44 $73,720





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 12,500 1.32 0.93 $34.93 $72,650
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,940 1.28 0.90 $32.69 $67,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,870 0.96 0.68 $36.26 $75,410
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,230 1.42 1.00 $30.94 $64,350
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,210 1.48 1.04 $29.14 $60,610
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,140 1.60 1.13 $27.58 $57,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,140 1.16 0.82 $28.38 $59,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,310 1.20 0.84 $36.62 $76,170
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 3,160 1.60 1.13 $27.53 $57,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,140 1.17 0.82 $28.90 $60,110