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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
37,900 2.1 % $35.70 $74,270 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.59 $29.34 $35.30 $41.96 $48.83
Annual Wage (2) $51,150 $61,030 $73,410 $87,280 $101,580


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 22,610 0.40 $35.23 $73,280
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,900 2.49 $36.41 $75,730
Offices of Physicians 5,280 0.20 $34.63 $72,030
Outpatient Care Centers 1,290 0.14 $44.04 $91,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 470 0.18 $39.30 $81,740

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 6,900 2.49 $36.41 $75,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 22,610 0.40 $35.23 $73,280
Offices of Physicians 5,280 0.20 $34.63 $72,030
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 470 0.18 $39.30 $81,740
Outpatient Care Centers 1,290 0.14 $44.04 $91,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,290 0.14 $44.04 $91,610
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 470 0.18 $39.30 $81,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $39.29 $81,730
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 60 (7) $37.35 $77,680
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,900 2.49 $36.41 $75,730


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 3,150 0.18 0.70 $46.72 $97,180
Florida 3,040 0.35 1.34 $30.76 $63,980
Texas 2,540 0.20 0.79 $35.37 $73,570
New York 2,410 0.25 0.98 $40.52 $84,280
Illinois 2,130 0.35 1.37 $34.51 $71,780




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)
New Hampshire 330 0.51 1.96 $37.08 $77,130
Tennessee 1,400 0.46 1.80 $28.92 $60,140
Nevada 560 0.40 1.55 $44.51 $92,580
Rhode Island 190 0.39 1.52 $41.23 $85,760
Massachusetts 1,400 0.39 1.50 $41.34 $85,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,150 0.18 0.70 $46.72 $97,180
Hawaii 110 0.17 0.67 $46.42 $96,540
Washington 820 0.25 0.96 $45.75 $95,150
Nevada 560 0.40 1.55 $44.51 $92,580
Alaska 70 0.23 0.90 $43.27 $90,010





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 2,510 0.26 1.01 $42.25 $87,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,520 0.32 1.26 $35.55 $73,940
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,250 0.45 1.73 $41.29 $85,890
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,030 0.39 1.51 $30.40 $63,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,010 0.16 0.63 $48.01 $99,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 950 0.33 1.27 $33.08 $68,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 900 0.33 1.27 $35.06 $72,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 840 0.23 0.89 $36.11 $75,100
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 650 0.33 1.27 $29.34 $61,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 570 0.27 1.04 $38.83 $80,760




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)
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 70 1.24 4.79 $21.43 $44,580
Manchester, NH 130 1.15 4.47 $38.52 $80,130
Columbia, MO 80 0.87 3.37 $30.89 $64,240
Peoria, IL 130 0.79 3.04 $31.31 $65,130
Bowling Green, KY 60 0.77 2.98 $30.26 $62,940
Monroe, LA 60 0.75 2.89 $29.02 $60,370
Portsmouth, NH-ME 70 0.72 2.79 $36.27 $75,430
Canton-Massillon, OH 120 0.70 2.71 $28.10 $58,440
Dubuque, IA 40 0.66 2.57 $28.84 $59,980
Ann Arbor, MI 140 0.63 2.43 $31.80 $66,150