Radiology Technology Salaries and employment in Arizona

There is little doubt that the Great Recession had a severe impact on employment in Arizona. Nonetheless there is some indication that things are turning around, and they’re turning faster in Arizona than elsewhere.

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According the Forbes’s annual Best States for Business, over the next five years, Arizona is expected to benefit from the fastest job growth rate of any state, at 3% annually. (This data is from Moody’s Analytics). Health services, which includes radiologic technology careers, is one of the employment sectors enjoying significant growth. More specifically, the Arizona Department of Administration’s office of Employment and Population Statistics estimates that jobs for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians will grow by 36.4% between 2010 and 2020.

Thanks to its large population and significant investment as a hub for technical talent, about 3 out of every 4 jobs are in the Phoenix area, and the higher salaries are in this are found in here and in the southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area. The current state average salary for Rad Techs is just under $61,000. It is also the Phoenix area that will see most job growth. The Office of Employment and Population Statistics estimates a 43% 10 year job growth rate to 2020 for rad techs.

This shows Arizona employment by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area:



The following table shows employment and mean salary by hour and annually.

WhereEmploymentMean hourly wageMean annual wage
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ100$30.42$63,280
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ2,790$29.56$61,490
Prescott, AZ80**
Tucson, AZ510$27.02$56,200
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area130$28.70$59,700
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area120$30.57$63,590



Here are some popular schools in the state: