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X-ray technician salary in Chicago, IL

How much does an X-ray Technician make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $38.56
Low $24.45
High $60.83
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a x-ray technician is $38.56 per hour in Chicago, IL. 353 salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for X-ray Technicians in Chicago, IL

  1. VR Della InfoTech
    10 reviews23 salaries reported
    $71.72per hour
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Highest paying cities for X-ray Technicians near Chicago, IL

  1. Harvey, IL
    $62.33 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  2. Oak Lawn, IL
    $59.72 per hour
    22 salaries reported
  3. Peoria, IL
    $57.17 per hour
    116 salaries reported
  1. Urbana, IL
    $55.90 per hour
    59 salaries reported
  2. Hoffman Estates, IL
    $55.18 per hour
    12 salaries reported
  3. Rockford, IL
    $45.90 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  1. Naperville, IL
    $40.30 per hour
    28 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $38.56 per hour
    353 salaries reported
  3. Springfield, IL
    $37.21 per hour
    56 salaries reported
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Where can an X-ray Technician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for X-ray Technicians

Most recommended certification

ARRT (CI) Certification(earn +49.57% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 3.23% since 2018. X-ray Technicians with this certification earn +49.57% more than the average base salary, which is $38.56 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
201237increase by 37
201349increase by 32.43%
201432decrease by 34.69%
201525decrease by 21.88%
201625decrease by 0.00%
201729increase by 16.00%
201831increase by 6.90%
201930decrease by 3.23%

Top companies hiring X-ray Technicians with the recommended certification

Orland Park Orthopedics
Advocate Aurora Health
CORE Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Argonne National Laboratory
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Top skills
Acute Care
Top fields of study
Medical Degree
Top specialties
Cath Lab

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
66 jobs229
10 jobs99
95 jobs237
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Most common benefits for X-ray Technicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Housing stipend
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 534 ratings

57% of X-ray Technicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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Common questions about salaries for an X-ray Technician

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