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Radiologic technologists earned a median salary of $54,340 in 2012, a slight dip from 2011, according to the BLS. The highest-paid earned $77,160, while the lowest-paid earned $37,060. The three highest-paying metropolitan areas for radiologic technologists are all in California: Napa, Oakland and Vallejo.

Job Salary Year
2004 $44,360.00
2006 $49,210.00
2008 $53,110.00
2010 $55,590.00
2012 $56,450.00

Average Radiologic Technologist Pay vs. All Health Care Jobs

With an average salary of $56,450 in 2012, radiologic technologists earned more than clinical laboratory technicians ($39,340) but slightly less than respiratory therapists ($57,200), and roughly $10,000 less than diagnostic medical sonographers ($66,360).

Job Name Salary
Radiologic Technologist $54,340.00
Clinical Laboratory Technician $37,240.00
Dental Assistant $34,500.00
Medical Secretary $31,350.00
Medical Assistant $29,370.00
Pharmacy Technician $29,320.00

Best Paying Cities for Radiologic Technologists

The highest paid in the radiologic technologist profession work in the metropolitan areas of Napa, Calif., Oakland, Calif., and Vallejo, Calif. The Sumter, S.C. area also pays well, as does the city of San Jose, Calif.

Napa, Calif.

Average Salary: $89,410 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a radiologic technologist working in Napa, Calif. is $89,410, which is $35,070 more than the average pay in the profession.

Oakland, Calif.

Average Salary: $88,160 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a radiologic technologist working in Oakland, Calif. is $88,160, which is $33,820 more than the average pay in the profession.

Vallejo, Calif.

Average Salary: $87,460 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a radiologic technologist working in Vallejo, Calif. is $87,460, which is $33,120 more than the average pay in the profession.

Sumter, S.C.

Average Salary: $85,020 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a radiologic technologist working in Sumter, S.C. is $85,020, which is $30,680 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Jose, Calif.

Average Salary: $84,530 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a radiologic technologist working in San Jose, Calif. is $84,530, which is $30,190 more than the average pay in the profession.

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