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.
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.
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.