A to Z Index  |  FAQs  |  About BLS  |  Contact Us    
Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
38,540 2.1 % $34.73 $72,230 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.15 $28.59 $34.46 $40.13 $47.68
Annual Wage (2) $50,220 $59,460 $71,670 $83,460 $99,180


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 22,400 0.40 $34.40 $71,560
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,770 2.85 $34.84 $72,460
Offices of Physicians 5,190 0.20 $33.76 $70,220
Outpatient Care Centers 1,430 0.16 $41.70 $86,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 470 0.18 $38.08 $79,200

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 7,770 2.85 $34.84 $72,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 22,400 0.40 $34.40 $71,560
Offices of Physicians 5,190 0.20 $33.76 $70,220
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 470 0.18 $38.08 $79,200
Outpatient Care Centers 1,430 0.16 $41.70 $86,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,430 0.16 $41.70 $86,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 260 0.01 $39.49 $82,130
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 470 0.18 $38.08 $79,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $37.63 $78,270
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,770 2.85 $34.84 $72,460


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 3,430 0.40 1.50 $30.38 $63,190
California 3,280 0.19 0.72 $43.70 $90,890
Texas 2,880 0.24 0.89 $33.90 $70,510
New York 2,300 0.25 0.92 $38.95 $81,010
Illinois 1,930 0.32 1.21 $35.58 $74,010




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 1,330 0.45 1.69 $28.78 $59,860
Rhode Island 210 0.43 1.63 $37.05 $77,060
Wisconsin 1,170 0.41 1.54 $32.73 $68,080
Louisiana 790 0.41 1.54 $29.09 $60,520
Florida 3,430 0.40 1.50 $30.38 $63,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 800 0.25 0.92 $43.89 $91,290
California 3,280 0.19 0.72 $43.70 $90,890
Hawaii 140 0.22 0.82 $42.61 $88,620
Nevada 490 0.37 1.38 $42.29 $87,960
Oregon 280 0.15 0.55 $42.06 $87,480





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 2,560 0.27 1.01 $40.73 $84,710
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,530 0.33 1.24 $36.47 $75,850
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,260 0.49 1.82 $30.04 $62,490
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,170 0.42 1.59 $40.62 $84,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,050 0.29 1.11 $33.96 $70,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,000 0.16 0.61 $42.92 $89,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 930 0.31 1.17 $33.73 $70,160
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 830 0.31 1.16 $34.57 $71,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 760 0.27 1.00 $34.01 $70,740
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 710 0.36 1.36 $29.53 $61,420




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 1.20 4.52 $24.72 $51,420
Columbia, MO 100 1.06 3.99 $30.80 $64,070
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 80 0.92 3.47 $28.14 $58,530
Ocala, FL 90 0.88 3.30 $26.54 $55,210
Monroe, LA 60 0.83 3.13 $28.49 $59,260
Canton-Massillon, OH 140 0.81 3.06 $27.13 $56,420
Manchester, NH 80 0.66 2.47 $36.53 $75,980
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 560 0.66 2.47 $32.02 $66,610
Portsmouth, NH-ME 60 0.65 2.44 $34.97 $72,730
Gainesville, GA 60 0.64 2.42 $29.98 $62,360