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Radiology Technologist Salary in California - CA

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor states that the average radiologic technologist salary in California in May 2009 was $62,590 annually, or $30.09 per hour. This is quite a favorable wage considering that the position of radiologic technologist in California is usually attainable with just a two-year associate degree. The Employment Development Department (EDD) of the State of California reports similar radiology technologist salaries. Their annual income figure for 2008 is reported as $60,585 or $29.12 hourly. The EDD also reports that about 460 radiology technologist jobs are expected to open annually in the state through the year 2016.


Salaries for radiologic technologists in California may vary, of course, depending upon a number of influencing factors. These include years of education, years of experience, city or town in which one works, industry in which one works, and certification or registration status. The BLS reports the following average yearly salaries for radiologic technologists working in these popular cities and towns across California:

  • Bakersfield:  $57,600
  • Fresno:  $59,440
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale:  $57,860
  • Modesto:  $67,680
  • Oakland-Fremont-Hayward:  $72,790
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario:  $59,740
  • Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville:  $68,210
  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos:  $63,910
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara:  $78,300
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont:  $69,350
  • Salinas:  $67,500
  • Mother Lode nonmetro area:  $59,890
  • North Coast nonmetro area:  $60,420
  • Northern Mountains nonmetro area:  $69,750

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