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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities. Excludes "Diagnostic Medical Sonographers" (29-2032) and "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists" (29-2035).


National estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
206,720 0.9 % $ 31.17 $ 64,840 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.28 $ 24.36 $ 29.76 $ 36.79 $ 44.55
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,180 $ 50,670 $ 61,900 $ 76,520 $ 92,660


Industry profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 123,710 2.21 $ 31.31 $ 65,130
Offices of Physicians 39,240 1.51 $ 28.46 $ 59,190
Outpatient Care Centers 14,130 1.47 $ 36.63 $ 76,200
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 13,510 4.95 $ 30.26 $ 62,940
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 5,770 0.28 $ 34.85 $ 72,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 13,510 4.95 $ 30.26 $ 62,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 123,710 2.21 $ 31.31 $ 65,130
Offices of Physicians 39,240 1.51 $ 28.46 $ 59,190
Outpatient Care Centers 14,130 1.47 $ 36.63 $ 76,200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,380 0.89 $ 34.37 $ 71,490

Top paying industries for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 14,130 1.47 $ 36.63 $ 76,200
Office Administrative Services 160 0.03 $ 36.12 $ 75,120
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 5,770 0.28 $ 34.85 $ 72,480
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,380 0.89 $ 34.37 $ 71,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,610 0.05 $ 34.36 $ 71,470


Geographic profile for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,670 1.01 0.68 $ 45.68 $ 95,010
Texas 16,660 1.38 0.93 $ 29.17 $ 60,680
Florida 14,170 1.68 1.13 $ 27.69 $ 57,600
New York 12,170 1.40 0.94 $ 35.17 $ 73,150
Pennsylvania 9,790 1.78 1.20 $ 27.14 $ 56,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 1,580 2.43 1.63 $ 25.81 $ 53,690
South Dakota 950 2.31 1.56 $ 26.25 $ 54,610
Kentucky 4,040 2.27 1.53 $ 25.52 $ 53,090
North Dakota 900 2.24 1.51 $ 27.05 $ 56,250
Mississippi 2,280 2.12 1.43 $ 23.13 $ 48,100




Top paying states for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,670 1.01 0.68 $ 45.68 $ 95,010
Hawaii 620 1.08 0.73 $ 39.90 $ 82,990
District of Columbia 440 0.64 0.43 $ 39.55 $ 82,270
Alaska 370 1.24 0.83 $ 38.14 $ 79,330
Massachusetts 5,220 1.56 1.05 $ 37.90 $ 78,830





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

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 11,370 1.29 0.87 $ 37.04 $ 77,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 6,280 1.44 0.97 $ 31.98 $ 66,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,320 0.91 0.62 $ 43.07 $ 89,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,380 1.47 0.99 $ 30.86 $ 64,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,330 1.61 1.08 $ 30.10 $ 62,610
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 4,080 1.63 1.09 $ 27.71 $ 57,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,820 1.47 0.99 $ 39.19 $ 81,520
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,700 1.76 1.18 $ 30.58 $ 63,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,680 1.03 0.69 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,170 1.05 0.71 $ 36.14 $ 75,170




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiologic Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 190 4.87 3.28 $ 25.35 $ 52,720
Great Falls, MT 160 4.61 3.10 $ 25.70 $ 53,450
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 180 4.39 2.95 $ 25.28 $ 52,580
Morgantown, WV 250 4.05 2.72 $ 25.38 $ 52,780
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 200 3.90 2.62 $ 28.66 $ 59,620
Hattiesburg, MS 230 3.83 2.58 $ 22.22 $ 46,210
Carbondale-Marion, IL 190 3.80 2.56 $ 27.30 $ 56,780
Rockford, IL 480 3.58 2.41 $ 28.99 $ 60,290
Jonesboro, AR 190 3.39 2.28 $ 22.45 $ 46,700
Athens-Clarke County, GA 280 3.35 2.25 $ 32.08 $ 66,730