How much does an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist make in the United States? The average Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist salary in the United States is $77,600 as of March 26, 2020, but the range typically falls between $70,600 and $85,000. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist selects appropriate imaging techniques and operates console and peripheral hardware. Operates a magnetic resonance scanner to obtain images used by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies. Being a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist may require a bachelor's degree. Enters and monitors patient data, transfers images from disk to magnetic media to produce the transparency, and develops film in an automatic processor. In addition, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist typically reports to a chief technologist or manager. Requires registration with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.). Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2020

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