According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiologic technologists and technicians, another name for X-ray technicians, earned an average annual salary of $54,180 as of May 2013. This translates to $26.05 per hour.
X-ray technicians perform X-rays and CAT scans. They may also administer non-radioactive substances into a patient's blood stream as part of the diagnostic process. An estimated 213,560 people were employed as radiologic technologists and technicians in the U.S. in 2013.
According to the BLS, the top paying industries for X-ray technicians were scientific research and development services; management, scientific and technical consulting services; and employment services. Top paying states for X-ray technicians were Massachusetts, Nevada, Maryland, Hawaii and the District of Columbia.