A radiographer uses x ray technology and other related technologies to be able t see the internal organs and the internal parts of a person to determine whether there is anomaly or to help make a diagnosis. Radiographer is also known as a radiologic technologist. To become a radiographer, you must have an associate's or bachelor's degree in radiographer. You may also work as a radiographer with a certificate. The factors that affect the radiography salary are the level of education and experience, the industry in which you will work and the state in which you will work.
The average annual income for a radiographer ranges from $35,000 to $80,000 depending on location or level of experience. However the average yearly pay is $54,000 in a year with the hourly wage being $27. Your level of education will determine the amount of money that you will make. Radiographers with a bachelor's degree will earn higher incomes than those with certificate. Those with a certificate and are certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, which is a voluntary certification, will earn more than those without this certification. Radiographers who are specialized in a certain field of imaging will earn higher incomes than those who are not. Radiographers who have specialized in a particular program such as CT Techs make an average income of $623,000 in a year compared to $53,000 per annum for a general radiologic technician.
The most lucrative industries for the radiographer salary are the scientific, research and development services industry where the annual radiographer salary averages $65,000, the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry where you have the potential to earn an average pay of $58,000, working in specialty hospitals you will earn an average yearly pay of $58,000 while in other hospitals you will earn an average income of $55,000.Other lucrative industries for radiographers are the federal executive branch with annual average earnings of $56,000, outpatient care centers where the average earnings will be in total $53,000 and working in physicians offices you will get a remuneration package that totals $51,000.
The states where radiographers earn the most pay are Massachusetts with an average income per year of $69,000, Nevada where the annual pay per year will be $65,000 and Maryland where the remuneration package in a year totals $64,000. Other high paying states for radiographers are New Jersey with an annual pay of $63,000 and California with the pay per year averaging $62,000. The highest paying metropolitan areas for radiographers are San Jose in California with an average income of $79,000 per year, Oakland in California with average earnings of $73,00 and Quincy in Massachusetts where the pay per year is $73,000. Others are Peabody in Massachusetts with an annual pay of $70,000 and Fairfield in California with average earnings of $71,000.
As a radiographer, you will be entitled to benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, vacation days, sick days and other off days, You may also get pension and 401K plans. Depending on your employer, you may have to work overtime for example, if you work in hospitals and care centers, this will ensure that you get overtime pay. Overtime pay is on average higher than the normal pay by at least by $2 to $5 per hour.