The average salaries of radiologic technologists rose by 1.7% in the past three years and now average $62,763, according to the 2013 American Society of Radiologic Technologists Wage and Salary Survey. The average U.S. per capita income is $42,693.
Average salaries of radiologic technologists grew by 20.5% during the past nine years, or about 2.28% per year. The greatest growth occurred between 2004 and 2007, when R.T. salaries increased by an average 12.6%. The slower economy in the past few years contributed to a slowdown in salary growth. Mammographers experienced the largest average gains at 8%, from a $60,263 average annual salary in 2010 to $65,101 in 2013. Other specialties in the study include:
- Magnetic resonance technologists: a 5% increase, with salaries growing from $65,098 to $68,384.
- Computed tomography technologists: 4.9% increase from $60,586 to $63,454.
- Cardiovascular-interventional technologists 4.3% increase from $64,614 to $67,379.
- Radiation therapists: 0.7% decrease, from a $79,125 average annual salary in 2010 to $78,602 in 2013
- Radiographers: 0.5% decrease, from $53,953 in 2010 to $53,680 in 2013.
- The remaining practice areas all experienced wage increases, albeit small.