The Average Salary of a Radiography Instructor

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Radiography instructors are college, university and technical school teachers who specialize in radiology. Radiology encompasses the diagnostic medical field of x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, and those who study it choose careers such as radiologic technologist or diagnostic sonographer.

U.S. Average

  • Roughly 144,780 health specialties instructors, including radiography instructors, were employed in 2010. The national average salary they earned that year was $103,960, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Actual salaries fluctuated from the low end at $40,320 to the high end at $135,660.

State by State

  • The top two highest-paying states for radiography instructors in 2010 were Michigan and Massachusetts, where teachers who specialized in health subjects averaged $134,410 and $130,750 respectively, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. California hired the most radiography instructors, where the salary average was $89,810 a year, and North Carolina had the highest concentration of health specialties instructors, where the average salary was $113,990 a year.

Industries

  • Colleges and universities employed 111,770 health specialties instructors, including radiography instructors in 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and paid them an average of $113,360 a year. Junior colleges paid an average salary of $64,360 a year, and technical and trade schools paid $57,320 a year. Facilities that concentrated on scientific research and development paid the highest average, at $155,790 a year, but only employed 430 instructors.

Town and Country

  • Jacksonville, Florida paid its radiography instructors $180,370 a year in 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, putting in first place as the highest-paying city for this profession. The areas of New York-White Plain-Wayne of New York and New Jersey hired the highest number of health specialties instructors, where the pay was $135,060 a year, and the non-metropolitan area of the Lower Peninsula in Michigan was the top-paying rural area, at $145,180 a year.

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