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Estimated employment50
Mean wage$40.96
Entry wage$33.36
10th percentile wage$32.26
50th percentile wage$42.23
90th percentile wage$50.01
Top Employing Industries
Education and Health Services4092.3%
Top Paying Industries
Median Wage
Education and Health Services40$42.55
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (29-2035)
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.
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$42.23 $37.96  $4.27
2019$40.88+3.3%$36.75 +3.3%$4.13
2018$39.81+2.7%$35.79 +2.7%$4.03
2017$38.90+2.4%$34.96 +2.4%$3.93
2016$38.29+1.6%$34.41 +1.6%$3.87
2015$37.55+2.0%$33.75 +2.0%$3.80
2014$36.85+1.9%$33.12 +1.9%$3.73
2013$36.14+1.9%$32.49 +1.9%$3.65
2012$35.44+2.0%$31.86 +2.0%$3.58
2011$34.89+1.6%$31.36 +1.6%$3.53
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$42.23 $21.91  $20.32
2019$40.88+3.3%$21.02 +4.2%$19.86
2018$39.81+2.7%$20.38 +3.1%$19.43
2017$38.90+2.4%$19.83 +2.8%$19.06
2016$38.29+1.6%$19.38 +2.3%$18.90
2015$37.55+2.0%$18.98 +2.1%$18.58
2014$36.85+1.9%$18.57 +2.2%$18.28
2013$36.14+1.9%$18.20 +2.1%$17.95
2012$35.44+2.0%$17.88 +1.7%$17.56
2011$34.89+1.6%$17.60 +1.6%$17.29
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2020
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
Southwest $43.9090
Northwest $42.2350
North Central $39.32120
South Central $36.30100
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central $39.32120
South Central $36.30100
Southwest $43.9090
Northwest $42.2350
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