Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
35,850 1.9 % $33.29 $69,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.06 $27.40 $32.90 $38.30 $46.10
Annual Wage (2) $47,960 $56,990 $68,420 $79,660 $95,890


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 20,670 0.38 $33.12 $68,890
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,460 2.83 $33.04 $68,720
Offices of Physicians 4,610 0.18 $33.00 $68,650
Outpatient Care Centers 1,340 0.16 $37.27 $77,520
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 520 0.18 $31.09 $64,660

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 7,460 2.83 $33.04 $68,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 20,670 0.38 $33.12 $68,890
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 520 0.18 $31.09 $64,660
Offices of Physicians 4,610 0.18 $33.00 $68,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 430 0.17 $35.11 $73,030

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 40 0.01 $38.91 $80,930
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $38.73 $80,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 $37.55 $78,100
Outpatient Care Centers 1,340 0.16 $37.27 $77,520
Employment Services 190 0.01 $35.89 $74,650


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 3,480 0.42 1.66 $31.11 $64,710
California 3,060 0.19 0.75 $41.64 $86,610
Texas 2,770 0.24 0.92 $32.87 $68,360
Michigan 1,650 0.39 1.53 $28.87 $60,040
New York 1,550 0.17 0.67 $35.90 $74,670




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 1,350 0.47 1.83 $27.75 $57,720
Florida 3,480 0.42 1.66 $31.11 $64,710
Michigan 1,650 0.39 1.53 $28.87 $60,040
Louisiana 730 0.38 1.49 $26.58 $55,290
Rhode Island 160 0.35 1.36 $35.43 $73,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 400 0.31 1.22 $42.62 $88,660
District of Columbia 80 0.12 0.46 $41.68 $86,690
California 3,060 0.19 0.75 $41.64 $86,610
Massachusetts 1,020 0.30 1.16 $40.26 $83,750
Hawaii 100 0.16 0.62 $39.34 $81,820





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 1,130 0.17 0.67 $38.88 $80,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 920 0.31 1.23 $32.14 $66,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 770 0.21 0.83 $35.45 $73,730
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 710 0.39 1.54 $40.70 $84,660
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 700 0.36 1.41 $35.33 $73,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 690 0.28 1.11 $33.88 $70,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 660 0.26 1.01 $30.40 $63,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 590 0.14 0.54 $39.74 $82,650
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 590 0.49 1.90 $29.02 $60,360
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.33 1.28 $36.08 $75,050




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)
Homosassa Springs, FL 50 1.41 5.53 $29.10 $60,520
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 60 1.29 5.04 $23.63 $49,150
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 130 1.05 4.09 $37.69 $78,400
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 40 1.03 4.05 $27.34 $56,860
Columbia, MO 80 0.90 3.52 $30.96 $64,410
Brunswick, GA 30 0.85 3.33 $29.03 $60,380
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 40 0.84 3.27 $30.90 $64,260
Santa Fe, NM 50 0.80 3.15 $29.95 $62,300
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 70 0.79 3.08 $27.34 $56,880
Knoxville, TN 300 0.79 3.10 $25.97 $54,010