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X-Ray Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$52,000
$35,000
$52,000
$77,000
The average x-ray technician makes about $52,862 per year. That's $25.41 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $36,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $77,000. Many of x-ray technicians seem to be drawn to health care and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case x-ray technicians tend to work at manufacturing, health care, and professional companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Nevada and Rhode Island pay x-ray technicians the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$71,636
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Map of X-Ray Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where X-Ray Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average X-Ray Technician Salary By Location

While an x-ray technician can average a salary of $52,862 per year, or $25.41 per hour, there are many opportunities for x-ray technicians to make more. For example, in Pleasanton, CA you might make $88,999 per year. Other high-paying locations include Boston, MA, Norwalk, CT and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Pleasanton, CA where the average starting salary is $57,000. The highest paying states for x-ray technicians include California, Nevada and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Minnesota offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA
$88,999
$89k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$71,636
$72k
Norwalk, CT
Norwalk, CT
$71,536
$72k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$67,475
$67k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$67,279
$67k
Glendale, AZ
Glendale, AZ
$65,789
$66k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$64,885
$65k
Medford, OR
Medford, OR
$64,459
$64k
Lafayette, LA
Lafayette, LA
$62,854
$63k
Skokie, IL
Skokie, IL
$62,837
$63k

High Paying X-Ray Technician Jobs

Average X-Ray Technician Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an x-ray technician, working for Health First or Health Quest might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like UnitedHealth Group and Anthem report highly competitive salaries for x-ray technicians.

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X-Ray Technician Salary History

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    X-Ray Technician Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an x-ray technician can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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