Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
200,650 0.9 % $28.49 $59,260 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.59 $22.35 $27.62 $33.86 $39.71
Annual Wage (2) $38,660 $46,490 $57,450 $70,430 $82,590


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 117,060 2.16 $29.14 $60,610
Offices of Physicians 40,600 1.61 $26.31 $54,720
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 16,400 6.22 $28.22 $58,700
Outpatient Care Centers 11,640 1.39 $29.35 $61,050
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,280 0.26 $29.97 $62,330

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 16,400 6.22 $28.22 $58,700
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 117,060 2.16 $29.14 $60,610
Offices of Physicians 40,600 1.61 $26.31 $54,720
Outpatient Care Centers 11,640 1.39 $29.35 $61,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,320 0.91 $31.44 $65,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing 80 0.06 $35.77 $74,400
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 0.03 $35.42 $73,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises 230 0.01 $34.37 $71,490
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,320 0.91 $31.44 $65,400
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 140 0.01 $31.35 $65,210


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 17,800 1.11 0.78 $36.57 $76,060
Texas 15,700 1.34 0.94 $26.77 $55,680
New York 12,990 1.43 1.00 $32.40 $67,400
Florida 12,750 1.55 1.08 $25.46 $52,960
Pennsylvania 10,120 1.76 1.23 $27.35 $56,880




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 1,610 2.30 1.61 $22.63 $47,080
Kentucky 4,050 2.17 1.52 $24.33 $50,600
South Dakota 860 2.06 1.44 $23.77 $49,440
Mississippi 2,040 1.83 1.28 $22.80 $47,430
Alabama 3,490 1.83 1.28 $22.85 $47,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 550 0.78 0.55 $36.67 $76,270
California 17,800 1.11 0.78 $36.57 $76,060
Massachusetts 4,340 1.26 0.88 $34.18 $71,100
Washington 4,110 1.34 0.94 $33.09 $68,830
Oregon 2,110 1.18 0.82 $33.07 $68,780





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 8,620 1.31 0.92 $33.78 $70,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,710 1.12 0.78 $33.15 $68,940
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,090 1.12 0.79 $32.06 $66,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,800 1.29 0.91 $27.86 $57,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.40 0.98 $28.28 $58,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,560 1.34 0.94 $31.28 $65,060
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,500 1.39 0.97 $35.78 $74,430
Pittsburgh, PA 2,390 2.11 1.48 $23.55 $48,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,390 0.96 0.67 $34.56 $71,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,380 1.23 0.86 $31.00 $64,470