Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
33,130 1.8 % $32.36 $67,300 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.27 $26.78 $32.26 $37.30 $44.33
Annual Wage (2) $46,310 $55,700 $67,090 $77,590 $92,220


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,280 0.37 $32.03 $66,620
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,660 2.67 $32.80 $68,230
Offices of Physicians 4,830 0.20 $32.53 $67,660
Outpatient Care Centers 550 0.08 $35.43 $73,700
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 480 0.17 $30.30 $63,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,660 2.67 $32.80 $68,230
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,280 0.37 $32.03 $66,620
Offices of Physicians 4,830 0.20 $32.53 $67,660
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 480 0.17 $30.30 $63,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.16 $33.69 $70,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 0.01 $39.99 $83,190
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $39.26 $81,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 120 0.02 $35.57 $73,990
Outpatient Care Centers 550 0.08 $35.43 $73,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 $34.21 $71,150


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 3,180 0.41 1.69 $30.60 $63,660
Texas 2,390 0.21 0.87 $32.01 $66,580
California 2,330 0.15 0.63 $41.35 $86,010
New York 1,460 0.17 0.68 $34.33 $71,410
Pennsylvania 1,360 0.24 0.98 $28.63 $59,560




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 260 0.62 2.53 $34.06 $70,850
Missouri 1,360 0.51 2.07 $27.36 $56,900
Tennessee 1,210 0.44 1.80 $28.29 $58,830
Florida 3,180 0.41 1.69 $30.60 $63,660
Rhode Island 190 0.40 1.63 $36.37 $75,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 300 0.25 1.04 $42.92 $89,280
California 2,330 0.15 0.63 $41.35 $86,010
Hawaii 60 0.10 0.39 $39.17 $81,470
District of Columbia 100 0.14 0.59 $39.10 $81,330
Massachusetts 1,210 0.36 1.48 $38.21 $79,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL 990 0.76 3.10 $27.33 $56,860
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 870 0.16 0.66 $37.03 $77,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 710 0.25 1.01 $31.03 $64,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 690 0.18 0.75 $36.61 $76,150
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 680 0.38 1.55 $37.85 $78,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.15 0.62 $41.56 $86,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 600 0.25 1.03 $30.34 $63,110
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 550 0.30 1.21 $29.61 $61,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 530 0.24 0.97 $34.40 $71,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 510 0.28 1.14 $35.00 $72,800




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waterbury, CT 70 1.17 4.78 $33.84 $70,390
Lima, OH 50 0.92 3.75 $28.61 $59,510
Ann Arbor, MI 180 0.87 3.54 $28.02 $58,280
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.79 3.22 $23.29 $48,430
Lake Havasu City - Kingman, AZ 30 0.78 3.17 $33.56 $69,810
Gainesville, FL 100 0.77 3.16 $26.93 $56,010
St. Louis, MO-IL 990 0.76 3.10 $27.33 $56,860
Port St. Lucie, FL 90 0.69 2.82 $29.40 $61,160
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 230 0.68 2.76 $34.60 $71,960
Macon, GA 60 0.67 2.75 $32.75 $68,130




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.21 0.88 $51.71 $107,550
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.10 0.42 $43.38 $90,240
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 180 0.14 0.56 $43.24 $89,940
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 280 0.32 1.32 $43.24 $89,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 0.29 $42.98 $89,410
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 30 0.19 0.78 $42.40 $88,200
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 150 0.17 0.71 $42.03 $87,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 610 0.15 0.62 $41.56 $86,450
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.57 2.34 $40.80 $84,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.16 0.64 $40.69 $84,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.34 $29.59 $61,560
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.85 $30.41 $63,250
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.20 0.80 $28.36 $58,990
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.23 0.94 $30.16 $62,730
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.40 1.64 $29.14 $60,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 2.72 $33.88 $70,480
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 80 0.57 2.34 $29.59 $61,560
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 2.18 $33.12 $68,890
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.85 $30.41 $63,250
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.43 1.74 $28.12 $58,500

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 2.72 $33.88 $70,480
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.69 $33.82 $70,340
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.75 $70,200
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 2.18 $33.12 $68,890
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.66 $31.79 $66,130


About May 2014 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 mean 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015