Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
33,460 1.8 % $32.86 $68,340 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.45 $27.00 $32.56 $37.91 $45.46
Annual Wage (2) $46,690 $56,160 $67,720 $78,840 $94,550


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 19,300 0.37 $32.61 $67,830
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,790 2.67 $32.88 $68,400
Offices of Physicians 4,450 0.18 $32.80 $68,220
Outpatient Care Centers 920 0.12 $36.83 $76,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 590 0.21 $29.53 $61,420

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 6,790 2.67 $32.88 $68,400
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 19,300 0.37 $32.61 $67,830
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 590 0.21 $29.53 $61,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 440 0.18 $34.88 $72,550
Offices of Physicians 4,450 0.18 $32.80 $68,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $39.05 $81,220
Scientific Research and Development Services 60 0.01 $38.76 $80,620
Employment Services 230 0.01 $36.94 $76,830
Outpatient Care Centers 920 0.12 $36.83 $76,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $35.77 $74,410


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 3,260 0.41 1.69 $31.15 $64,790
California 2,650 0.17 0.71 $42.70 $88,810
Texas 2,140 0.19 0.76 $32.75 $68,120
Michigan 1,570 0.38 1.56 $28.06 $58,360
New York 1,490 0.17 0.68 $34.91 $72,610




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)
Missouri 1,230 0.45 1.86 $28.05 $58,340
Florida 3,260 0.41 1.69 $31.15 $64,790
Tennessee 1,100 0.39 1.61 $27.44 $57,070
Michigan 1,570 0.38 1.56 $28.06 $58,360
Louisiana 740 0.38 1.58 $26.05 $54,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,650 0.17 0.71 $42.70 $88,810
District of Columbia 80 0.12 0.50 $41.09 $85,470
Hawaii 80 0.12 0.51 $39.91 $83,020
Massachusetts 1,250 0.37 1.52 $39.74 $82,660
Nevada 200 0.16 0.68 $39.65 $82,460





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.17 0.69 $38.19 $79,430
St. Louis, MO-IL 860 0.65 2.66 $27.86 $57,950
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 750 0.43 1.76 $39.90 $82,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 700 0.24 0.98 $32.15 $66,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 650 0.18 0.75 $35.38 $73,580
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 570 0.31 1.26 $33.64 $69,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 0.56 $42.95 $89,340
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 550 0.47 1.93 $27.93 $58,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 530 0.21 0.88 $29.68 $61,730
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 500 0.45 1.87 $31.56 $65,650




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)
The Villages, FL 30 1.37 5.64 $28.29 $58,850
Homosassa Springs, FL 40 1.24 5.10 $27.75 $57,720
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 40 0.88 3.62 $26.61 $55,340
Lima, OH 40 0.84 3.45 $29.22 $60,780
Waterbury, CT 50 0.81 3.34 $34.36 $71,470
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 40 0.79 3.27 $34.12 $70,960
Athens-Clarke County, GA 60 0.78 3.22 $22.45 $46,700
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 0.74 3.06 $38.31 $79,690
Gainesville, FL 90 0.72 2.98 $27.09 $56,360
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 410 0.71 2.94 $36.74 $76,430




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 140 0.16 0.66 $49.96 $103,920
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.32 1.33 $49.62 $103,210
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.12 0.49 $45.47 $94,570
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 220 0.16 0.67 $43.56 $90,610
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.50 $43.50 $90,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.13 0.56 $42.95 $89,340
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) $41.98 $87,310
Modesto, CA 60 0.38 1.57 $41.16 $85,610
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.22 0.91 $40.80 $84,860
Urban Honolulu, HI 60 0.14 0.56 $40.57 $84,390

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 Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.13 4.67 $21.92 $45,600
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.32 1.33 $30.19 $62,800
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.91 $31.55 $65,630
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.82 $27.15 $56,470
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 50 0.16 0.67 $27.08 $56,330

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)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.13 4.67 $21.92 $45,600
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.28 $34.18 $71,090
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.52 2.13 $27.21 $56,590
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 1.75 $22.92 $47,670
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.72 $24.29 $50,530

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.28 $34.18 $71,090
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.86 $70,430
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.94 $66,440
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.91 $31.55 $65,630
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.96 $30.78 $64,020


About May 2015 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 occ