ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a
survey of nearly 10,000 radiologic technologists showed their average
annual compensation is $58,673, an increase of 12.8 percent over 2004's
average of $52,001. This compares to the 19 percent increase in average
annual compensation from 2001 to 2004. These findings are from the 2007
Wage and Salary Survey report conducted by the American Society of
"While compensation continues to increase," said ASRT's Director of
Research, Richard Harris, Ph.D., "the rate of increase has slowed down.
This is probably due to the closing of the gap from the shortage of
radiologic technologists we experienced a few years ago. The data from this
survey coincides with the information we have from the staffing surveys
that ASRT has conducted."
The ASRT conducted its survey in February and March. Questionnaires
were sent to random samples of R.T.s registered with the American Registry
of Radiologic Technologists. The samples included radiographers, radiation
therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, CT technologists, MR
technologists, mammographers, sonographers, cardiovascular-interventional
technologists, bone densitometrists, quality management specialists and
fusion or "other" specialists from each of the 50 states. In addition, all
active registrants in Washington, D.C., and those who listed "radiologist
assistant" as their primary sphere of employment were sent invitations to
participate in the survey. A total of 9,905 radiologic technologists
returned completed questionnaires. The survey has a 1 percent margin of
error at the 95 percent confidence level.
Survey results also showed California had the highest annual
compensation at $75,873, followed by Massachusetts at $71,574, Washington,
D.C., at $68,585, Connecticut at $66,471 and Oregon at $66,152. The
nation's lowest base annual compensation was in West Virginia with an
average annual compensation of $45,627, followed by South Dakota at
$48,902, Alabama at $49,131, Arkansas at $50,244 and North Dakota at
Other survey findings included:
-- Employee Benefits Employers provide many benefits to R.T.s. More
than 69 percent of those surveyed had life insurance, 82 percent had
health insurance, nearly 69 percent had dental insurance, more than 83
percent participated in retirement or pension programs and nearly 59
percent had tuition assistance available to them.
-- Overtime More than 75 percent reported receiving additional pay for
hours worked outside a normal 40-hour work week. Of those who are paid
for overtime, about 71 percent indicated that overtime pay accounted
for 5 percent or less of their total annual compensation, while 5.4
percent said that it accounted for more than 20 percent of their total
-- On-call shifts Forty-four percent of respondents said they are paid
for being on call. Each time they are called in, they receive an
average of $38.28 per hour or earn $74.26 for each session.
"It's impressive that in a time of justifiable concern about requests
for personal information," said ASRT's Chief Academic Officer, Sal Martino,
Ed.D., "that so many R.T.s were willing to contribute their data to this
year's Wage and Salary Survey for the benefit of the profession as a
To read or download the complete 107-page Wage and Salary Survey, visit
the ASRT's Web site at http://www.asrt.org/wss2007.
The ASRT represents more than 125,000 members who perform medical
imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy. The Society is
the largest radiologic science association in the world. Its mission is to
provide radiologic technologists with the knowledge, resources and support
they need to improve patient care.
SOURCE American Society of Radiologic Technologists