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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.


National estimates for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Industry profile for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Geographic profile for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

National estimates for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
39,270 2.2 % $ 36.52 $ 75,960 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 25.43 $ 29.87 $ 35.91 $ 42.49 $ 50.10
Annual Wage (2) $ 52,880 $ 62,140 $ 74,690 $ 88,370 $ 104,210


Industry profile for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,230 0.42 $ 35.95 $ 74,780
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,410 2.72 $ 37.20 $ 77,370
Offices of Physicians 5,210 0.20 $ 35.48 $ 73,810
Outpatient Care Centers 1,390 0.14 $ 45.77 $ 95,200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 510 0.19 $ 41.21 $ 85,720

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,410 2.72 $ 37.20 $ 77,370
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 23,230 0.42 $ 35.95 $ 74,780
Offices of Physicians 5,210 0.20 $ 35.48 $ 73,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 510 0.19 $ 41.21 $ 85,720
Outpatient Care Centers 1,390 0.14 $ 45.77 $ 95,200

Top paying industries for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,390 0.14 $ 45.77 $ 95,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 $ 42.79 $ 89,010
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 510 0.19 $ 41.21 $ 85,720
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $ 37.82 $ 78,670
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 7,410 2.72 $ 37.20 $ 77,370


Geographic profile for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 3,210 0.38 1.35 $ 32.16 $ 66,900
California 2,870 0.17 0.62 $ 50.98 $ 106,040
Texas 2,530 0.21 0.74 $ 35.78 $ 74,430
Illinois 2,340 0.42 1.47 $ 35.50 $ 73,850
New York 2,140 0.25 0.87 $ 42.69 $ 88,800




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 650 0.52 1.85 $ 43.20 $ 89,860
New Hampshire 300 0.48 1.70 $ 37.04 $ 77,040
Maryland 1,140 0.45 1.60 $ 37.80 $ 78,610
Louisiana 800 0.45 1.58 $ 29.79 $ 61,970
Tennessee 1,290 0.44 1.58 $ 29.38 $ 61,110




Top paying states for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,870 0.17 0.62 $ 50.98 $ 106,040
District of Columbia 80 0.12 0.41 $ 46.20 $ 96,100
Hawaii 100 0.18 0.62 $ 46.15 $ 96,000
Washington 800 0.25 0.89 $ 46.08 $ 95,850
Alaska 70 0.25 0.88 $ 43.92 $ 91,360





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,130 0.24 0.86 $ 44.37 $ 92,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,620 0.37 1.32 $ 36.34 $ 75,580
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,190 0.45 1.60 $ 35.40 $ 73,640
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,190 0.46 1.61 $ 41.17 $ 85,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,140 0.20 0.70 $ 50.27 $ 104,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 940 0.35 1.24 $ 33.97 $ 70,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 940 0.26 0.93 $ 36.44 $ 75,780
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 850 0.40 1.43 $ 37.49 $ 77,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 760 0.30 1.08 $ 32.83 $ 68,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 760 0.25 0.89 $ 39.85 $ 82,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 60 1.08 3.82 $ 25.90 $ 53,860
Manchester, NH 100 0.96 3.41 $ 39.09 $ 81,300
Peoria, IL 140 0.88 3.13 $ 32.31 $ 67,210
Chattanooga, TN-GA 200 0.84 2.99 $ 28.24 $ 58,750
Springfield, IL 80 0.80 2.84 $ 34.45 $ 71,650
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 40 0.75 2.65 $ 35.19 $ 73,200
Columbia, MO 70 0.75 2.65 $ 30.86 $ 64,190
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 30 0.74 2.62 $ 28.98 $ 60,270
Monroe, LA 50 0.73 2.60 $ 29.96 $ 62,310
Ann Arbor, MI 150 0.73 2.57 $ 33.50 $ 69,690




Top paying metropolitan areas for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.23 0.81 $ 67.78 $ 140,980
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 260 0.11 0.39 $ 60.86 $ 126,590
Modesto, CA 50 0.30 1.07 $ 53.88 $ 112,080
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 260 0.26 0.94 $ 52.81 $ 109,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,140 0.20 0.70 $ 50.27 $ 104,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 260 0.19 0.66 $ 49.34 $ 102,620
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 440 0.23 0.80 $ 48.99 $ 101,890
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 30 0.11 0.41 $ 48.73 $ 101,370
Fresno, CA 60 0.16 0.58 $ 48.11 $ 100,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 250 0.17 0.59 $ 47.64 $ 99,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 70 0.23 0.82 $ 31.81 $ 66,160
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.31 $ 37.44 $ 77,870
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 1.72 $ 28.84 $ 59,980
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.18 $ 31.40 $ 65,300
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 2.48 $ 33.08 $ 68,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 2.48 $ 33.08 $ 68,800
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 1.72 $ 28.84 $ 59,980
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.64 $ 32.54 $ 67,680
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.46 1.63 $ 29.32 $ 60,980
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 1.45 $ 26.79 $ 55,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 38.57 $ 80,220
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.31 $ 37.44 $ 77,870
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.90 $ 37.15 $ 77,270
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.40 $ 34.29 $ 71,320
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.24 $ 34.05 $ 70,830


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021