Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
201,200 0.8 % $29.00 $60,320 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.15 $22.78 $28.10 $34.52 $40.44
Annual Wage (2) $39,840 $47,380 $58,440 $71,810 $84,110


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 118,960 2.16 $29.70 $61,770
Offices of Physicians 39,450 1.55 $26.42 $54,950
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 15,010 5.64 $29.26 $60,860
Outpatient Care Centers 12,760 1.45 $29.48 $61,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,480 0.27 $31.03 $64,550

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 15,010 5.64 $29.26 $60,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 118,960 2.16 $29.70 $61,770
Offices of Physicians 39,450 1.55 $26.42 $54,950
Outpatient Care Centers 12,760 1.45 $29.48 $61,310
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,170 0.83 $32.17 $66,920

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 220 0.03 $37.42 $77,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises 270 0.01 $33.60 $69,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 2,170 0.83 $32.17 $66,920
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,480 0.27 $31.03 $64,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,320 0.04 $30.90 $64,270


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 18,140 1.09 0.77 $37.33 $77,650
Texas 15,870 1.33 0.95 $27.57 $57,350
Florida 12,620 1.50 1.06 $26.54 $55,210
New York 12,320 1.34 0.95 $33.04 $68,720
Pennsylvania 10,510 1.82 1.29 $26.99 $56,140




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 1,670 2.43 1.72 $23.21 $48,280
Rhode Island 1,000 2.11 1.50 $32.84 $68,300
South Dakota 860 2.05 1.45 $24.46 $50,870
Arkansas 2,440 2.04 1.44 $23.03 $47,890
Kentucky 3,810 2.03 1.44 $24.87 $51,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 18,140 1.09 0.77 $37.33 $77,650
District of Columbia 510 0.71 0.51 $37.26 $77,500
Massachusetts 4,210 1.19 0.85 $35.02 $72,840
Hawaii 600 0.95 0.67 $34.96 $72,720
Oregon 2,170 1.19 0.84 $34.35 $71,450



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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 8,360 1.25 0.88 $34.47 $71,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,010 1.13 0.80 $33.55 $69,790
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,090 1.12 0.79 $32.30 $67,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,660 1.25 0.89 $29.69 $61,760
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,760 1.11 0.78 $28.15 $58,560
Pittsburgh, PA 2,700 2.38 1.69 $23.58 $49,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,670 1.38 0.98 $31.67 $65,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,650 1.01 0.72 $28.15 $58,550
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,360 1.28 0.91 $36.95 $76,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,290 1.15 0.82 $31.35 $65,220


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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)
Rome, GA 170 4.48 3.18 $24.49 $50,940
St. Cloud, MN 470 4.45 3.15 $28.75 $59,800
Hattiesburg, MS 250 4.05 2.87 $22.18 $46,130
The Villages, FL 90 3.61 2.56 $23.96 $49,850
Beckley, WV 140 3.26 2.31 $20.70 $43,060
Dothan, AL 180 3.19 2.26 $22.20 $46,180
Asheville, NC 610 3.19 2.26 $24.21 $50,370
Jonesboro, AR 170 3.13 2.22 $20.52 $42,670
Wilmington, NC 380 3.11 2.20 $25.97 $54,020
Eau Claire, WI 250 3.10 2.20 $25.28 $52,580