How much can you make as a Radiologic Technician in Pennsylvania?

Over 10,000 people are employed as radiologic technologists in the State of Pennsylvania, and, according to Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry growth in the profession is expected to be over 16% between 2010 and 2020. This is not as high as some other states where the population is aging faster.

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Employment in this field is, as you would expect, concentrated in the two main metropolitan areas around Philadelphia and Pittsburg. Together, they make up more than 50% of total employment, as can be seen in the following graph:

The following data is extracted from 2012 Department of Labor Statistics surveys and is, at the time of writing, the most recent available. The data show how you will find notably higher salaries in Eastern Pennsylvania than in Western Pennsylvania. What is not reflected in the higher cost of living in the east compared to the west.

Do note that these figures are averages. People will greater experience and/or better educationcan earn significantly more.

WhereEmploymentMean Hourly WageMean Annual Wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ700$25.93$53,930
Altoona, PA190$24.13$50,190
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area250$26.04$54,170
Erie, PA240$21.44$44,600
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area240$22.43$46,640
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA500$25.18$52,380
Johnstown, PA**$22.37$46,540
Lancaster, PA330$26.73$55,590
Lebanon, PA70$27.75$57,730
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area260$24.68$51,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division3,160$28.26$58,780
Pittsburgh, PA2,210$22.45$46,700
Reading, PA260$25.98$54,040
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA490$26.84$55,820
State College, PA80$26.04$54,160
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area230$21.83$45,400
Williamsport, PA40$25.37$52,780
York-Hanover, PA240$25.28$52,590

 

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