Radiologic Technologist Salary Data

The average salary nationwide for radiologic technologists is $60,070 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017). The equivalent hourly wage is just under $29. There are however wide variations from state to state as the table below shows. Note that the salary shown is the mean salary. Entry-level technologists can expect to earn up to 30% less, while highly-qualified supervising rad techs may be able to earn up to 34% more.

We have compared these salaries with the average state house price (Source: Zillow, October 2016), as a means to assess the local cost of living. There will of course be large variations both in salaries and in house prices depending on the location within the state. Expect salaries and house prices to be significantly higher in metropolitan areas.
Employment growth data is from US Department of Labor’s survey data for the period 2014-2024, published originally on CareerOneStop.org.

StateRadiologic Technologists 2015 Mean Annual Salary (BLS)Average House Value 2016 (Zillow)RadiologyEd.org Cost of Living Index2015 Employment (BLS)Projected Employment Growth 2014-2024 (CareerOneStop.org)
Alabama$46,970$122,4002.613,2909%
Alaska$69,870$266,8003.8246013%
Arizona$61,860$209,9003.393,19015%
Arkansas$47,870$114,6002.391,84010%
California$76,070$469,3006.1716,54014%
Colorado$62,440$308,1004.933,18033%
Connecticut$64,510$240,5003.732,160-1%
Delaware$60,040$211,3003.526108%
Florida$51,710$192,6003.7212,81020%
Georgia$51,770$149,3002.884,83015%
Hawaii$69,100$568,3008.226603%
Idaho$52,020$177,4003.4177010%
Illinois$60,210$163,1002.716,9102%
Indiana$54,800$116,7002.134,17010%
Iowa$49,600$125,1002.522,2207%
Kansas$50,770$121,1002.392,0308%
Kentucky$49,760$131,1002.633,86021%
Louisiana$47,490$197,4004.162,7807%
Maine$56,270$132,2002.351,1103%
Maryland$64,030$260,8004.073,92018%
Massachusetts$71,790$352,7004.914,3808%
Michigan$52,790$126,1002.396,3904%
Minnesota$62,800$194,8003.14,26011%
Mississippi$46,750$114,7002.451,9305%
Missouri$51,780$136,1002.633,9205%
Montana$53,030$193,3003.6577013%
Nebraska$52,520$140,4002.671,57011%
Nevada$67,940$221,5003.261,38017%
New Hampshire$62,490$231,1003.76904%
New Jersey$65,050$292,9004.55,4405%
New Mexico$58,270$164,0002.811,1308%
New York$66,620$267,1004.0113,3109%
North Carolina$55,010$153,8002.86,95016%
North Dakota$49,990$202,1004.0444014%
Ohio$52,900$122,4002.318,60010%
Oklahoma$56,520$113,9002.022,2705%
Oregon$66,450$283,9004.271,99012%
Pennsylvania$56,170$155,0002.7610,3904%
Rhode Island$66,760$239,3003.587105%
South Carolina$49,430$138,5002.83,3708%
South Dakota$48,380$175,3003.628604%
Tennessee$50,100$135,2002.74,65025%
Texas$55,580$159,0002.8615,57025%
Utah$54,530$231,9004.251,47023%
Vermont$59,240$213,0003.63803%
Virginia$57,270$236,1004.124,88012%
Washington$67,420$305,5004.533,93019%
District of Columbia$74,910$518,6006.925303%
West Virginia$46,100$100,4002.181,600%
Wisconsin$56,100$158,4002.824,1102%
Wyoming$51,130$194,4003.837012%