Radiologic technologists and technicians

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2019 Workforce
210k
Average Age
42.4
Estimated Job Growth
6.65%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$64,922
Average Male Salary
$84,559
Average Female Salary
$55,460

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Radiologic technologists and technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Radiologic technologists and technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Radiologic technologists and technicians, by average wage, is Home health care services. Radiologic technologists and technicians are paid most in Ramsey, Oakland & Franklin Lakes Boroughs PUMA, NJ but are relatively concentrated in Albuquerque City (Northwest Mesa), Paradise Hills & Navajo Nation-Tohajiilee Chapter PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,922
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,353

In 2019, Radiologic technologists and technicians earned an average of $64,922, $9,398 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining make somewhat more than Radiologic technologists and technicians while Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Radiologic technologists and technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.347
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Radiologic technologists and technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.347, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Radiologic technologists and technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Radiologic technologists and technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Radiologic technologists and technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Radiologic technologists and technicians, by number of employees, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Other health care services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Radiologic technologists and technicians, by average wage, are Home health care services, Offices of physicians, and Administration of human resource programs.

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Industries by Share

210k
2019 Workforce
± 11,238
4.51%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 7.33%

The number of people employed as Radiologic technologists and technicians has been growing at a rate of 4.51%, from 200,765 people in 2018 to 209,827 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Radiologic technologists and technicians employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Radiologic technologists and technicians at  65.9%, followed by Offices of physicians with 10.8% and Other health care services with 9.71%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Radiologic technologists and technicians in the US. The average age of male Radiologic technologists and technicians in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Radiologic technologists and technicians is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Radiologic technologists and technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

68.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,412
142k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 9,234

67.5% of Radiologic technologists and technicians are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Radiologic technologists and technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Radiologic technologists and technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

75% of Radiologic technologists and technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 8.27% of Radiologic technologists and technicians, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Radiologic technologists and technicians.

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Age by Gender

43.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.19
42.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.827

The median age of Radiologic technologists and technicians is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 0.97 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Radiologic technologists and technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Radiologic technologists and technicians is Health but a relatively high number of Radiologic technologists and technicians hold a major in Science Technologies.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Radiologic Technologists and Technicians are expected to see a growth of 6.65% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

6.65%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Radiologic Technologists and Technicians. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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