The 10 States With The Highest Radiologic Technician Salaries For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 4 days ago

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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do radiologic technicians get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for radiologic technicians by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for radiologic technicians by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for radiologic technicians after this adjustment? That would be Radiologic Technologists.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Nevada
  2. Illinois
  3. Washington
  4. Arizona
  5. Minnesota
  6. Texas
  7. Idaho
  8. Oregon
  9. Indiana
  10. Michigan

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for radiologic technicians from the 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $81060, so our index value would be:

$81,060 * (100 / 135.9) = $59,646

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for radiologic technicians.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Radiologic Technician Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $68,509 $70,770 103.3
2 Illinois $68,382 $64,690 94.6
3 Washington $67,509 $71,020 105.2
4 Arizona $66,551 $65,220 98.0
5 Minnesota $66,537 $67,070 100.8
6 Texas $64,785 $58,760 90.7
7 Idaho $64,125 $59,060 92.1
8 Oregon $63,771 $73,720 115.6
9 Indiana $63,284 $56,640 89.5
10 Michigan $62,887 $55,970 89.0
11 Wyoming $62,875 $57,720 91.8
12 Colorado $62,292 $64,660 103.8
13 Georgia $62,078 $56,740 91.4
14 North Carolina $61,831 $58,060 93.9
15 Utah $61,333 $57,040 93.0
16 Oklahoma $60,964 $54,380 89.2
17 Virginia $60,952 $61,440 100.8
18 Ohio $60,682 $56,920 93.8
19 Wisconsin $60,506 $58,570 96.8
20 New Mexico $60,414 $58,300 96.5
21 Kansas $60,177 $54,100 89.9
22 Missouri $59,723 $53,990 90.4
23 Delaware $59,714 $60,550 101.4
24 California $59,646 $81,060 135.9
25 Iowa $58,813 $53,520 91.0
26 Nebraska $58,395 $53,490 91.6
27 Kentucky $57,790 $52,300 90.5
28 Tennessee $57,695 $51,580 89.4
29 Florida $57,629 $56,650 98.3
30 Rhode Island $56,959 $68,750 120.7
31 North Dakota $56,307 $55,970 99.4
32 Massachusetts $56,086 $74,820 133.4
33 Mississippi $56,053 $48,150 85.9
34 Arkansas $55,958 $48,740 87.1
35 Alaska $55,873 $73,250 131.1
36 New Jersey $54,741 $66,730 121.9
37 Maryland $54,541 $68,450 125.5
38 South Carolina $54,324 $53,890 99.2
39 Montana $54,265 $54,700 100.8
40 Connecticut $54,111 $69,100 127.7
41 Louisiana $53,924 $51,120 94.8
42 New Hampshire $53,350 $62,420 117.0
43 West Virginia $53,254 $49,740 93.4
44 Pennsylvania $52,899 $53,640 101.4
45 New York $52,862 $69,250 131.0
46 Maine $52,373 $58,030 110.8
47 Alabama $52,094 $47,510 91.2
48 Vermont $51,362 $62,200 121.1
49 South Dakota $50,530 $52,400 103.7
50 Hawaii $45,402 $76,230 167.9
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