Radiologist technician salary in 2011 has an average of $31,762 to $307,018 per year. A radiologist technician salary is higher than ultrasound technician salary in 2011 since the ultrasound salary starts from $34,861 to $77,777. The different factors affecting radiologist technician salaries are level of experience (in terms of years), location of employment (city of employment and state of employment), certifications and licenses. Here is the breakdown of radiologist tech salary in 2011.
In general, there are states that offer higher radiologist technician salaries while there are also states that offer lower compensation when compared to the national average salaries for radiologist technicians. Experience level in terms of length of years working in the radiology field is another factor that could alter a salary given to radiologist technicians. The more experience posted by the radiologist technician, the higher is the hourly wage or yearly salary given to him.
The radiologist technician income for newly employed or less than a year employment starts from $32,549 to $295,853. Those who have been employed for at least one year and up to four years could receive a salary range of $30,635 to $295,719 while those who are employed for five to nine years in the field of radiology are guaranteed to get from $48,068 to $358,696. Ten to nineteen years of experience will give a compensation that starts from $50,050 to $394,530. The highest salary is given to radiologist technician who have been employed in the field of radiology for 20 years or more. The starting salary of the radiologist who had been employed for more than 20 years is $97,663 per year. Evidently, an ultrasound technician salary is lower than the radiologist technician salary.
The city of employment also affects radiologist technician salary. Listed in the highest paying cities of the US are New York City, Chicago City, Atlanta City, Dallas City, St. Louis City in Missouri, Boston City and Seattle City. In Boston, radiologist technicians receive compensation starting from $100,000 to $300,000 while in St. Louis radiologist technicians receive an average yearly income starting from $40,000 to $300,000. The salary ranges for radiologist technician is $30,410 to $394,530 per year in Chicago while the New Yorkers receive a compensation starting from $41,217 to $387,832 per year. In Atlanta City, radiologist technicians are compensated with a salary starting from $109,000 to $287,500; $45,092 to $196,527 for radiologist technicians in Dallas, while the pay for Seattle employed radiologist starts from $50,868 to $210,000 per year.
Radiologist technician salaries in some states are higher than the national average salary for radiologist technicians. In California, the expected salary for radiologist technicians start from $40,268 to $304,102 while in Texas, radiologists are compensated with a wage starting from $34,146 to $298,999. In New York, radiologist technicians are given a salary ranging from $44,219 to $376,103 while in Florida radiologists are given salary starting from $35,479 to $298,329 per year. For Georgia, Illinois and Ohio, the radiologist technician salary 2011 is starting from $39,149 to $367,663; $29,361 to $357,450 and $30,100 to $309,126 respectively.
It is evident when comparisons are made regarding the ultrasound salary and the radiologist technician salary in the year of 2011, a radiologist technician career will provide more earnings than an ultrasound tech career. However, both careers provide more opportunities to employment according to the US Bureau of Labor and Employment.