Travel Interventional Radiology Technologist Salary Guide

An interventional radiology (IR) technologist is a radiologic technologist with specialized training in assisting with minimally invasive procedures. Physicians use small tools and imaging equipment to diagnose and treat diseases during IR procedures. The IR tech assists by performing imaging scans, administering contrast material, monitoring patients and informing other team members of any concerning patient status changes. IR technologists assist with various procedures, including angioplasty, clot embolization and stent placement.

How do you become an interventional radiology technologist?

At a minimum, you must complete an associate's degree in radiologic technology, which typically takes 2 years. Radiologic technology programs usually include courses in anatomy and physiology, radiographic physics, patient care and radiographic positioning. You should also expect to complete a clinical practicum, allowing students to apply what they've learned in class. During your practicum, you get hands-on experience working with patients and operating radiographic equipment.

According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, 47 states require all interventional radiologic technologists to be licensed as of 2022. The exact licensing requirements depend on where you live.

What credentials/licensing does an interventional radiology technologist require?

Many states require radiologic technologists to obtain national certification as part of the licensing process. For example, Arizona includes a credential from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) as part of its process. In addition to the Radiography RT certification, ARRT offers several relevant credentials, including Vascular-Interventional Radiography RT and Cardiac-Interventional Radiography RT certifications.

NMTCB offers the Radiation Safety Certification, which helps radiologic technologists demonstrate their competency in safety matters related to using X-rays, computed tomography equipment, fluoroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging. Check with your state's licensing body to find out if you need a certification from either organization.

Average Travel Interventional Radiology Technologist Salary


The average salary for a Travel Interventional Radiology Technologist is $2,642 per week. This is 11% higher than the practicing US average of $2,344.

Last updated on May 20, 2024. Based on 2,978 active jobs on in the last 7 days.

Salaries for Travel Interventional Radiology Technologist compared to Allied Health Professional National Averages


11% higher than the practicing US average.


United States

Where do Travel Interventional Radiologist Technologists get paid the most?
StateAverage Weekly SalaryMax Weekly Salary
North Dakota$3,173$3,700
New York$3,071$3,723
West Virginia$2,842$3,212
What cities pay the most for Travel Interventional Radiologist Technologists?
CityAverage Weekly SalaryMax Weekly Salary
Decatur, Georgia$3,464$3,471
Monterey, California$3,380$3,380
Portland, Maine$3,344$3,552
Boca Raton, Florida$3,325$3,480
Beverly, Massachusetts$3,320$3,320
Salinas, California$3,287$3,745
Lawrence, Massachusetts$3,266$3,528
Rochester, New York$3,264$3,723
Columbia, Maryland$3,260$3,260
Akron, Ohio$3,234$3,682
What are the highest paying Employers and Agencies for Travel Interventional Radiology Technologist jobs?
Average Weekly SalaryMax Weekly Salary
Pacer Staffing$4,016$4,016
Alliance Services, Inc.$3,867$4,000
Seven Healthcare$3,800$3,800
TinkBird Healthcare Staffing$3,682$3,682
Lifeline Healthcare Professionals$3,656$3,656
Source Medical Staffing$3,522$3,522
Stats Access, Inc.$3,478$3,611
Health Advocates Network-Allied$3,473$3,473

Last updated on May 20, 2024. Information based on active jobs on

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How can you increase your pay as a travel interventional radiology technologist?

Consider accepting travel assignments to earn more money as an interventional radiology technologist. As previously mentioned, the average hourly rate for staff IR techs is $30.34, just under $1,214 per week if you work 40 hours. Travel IR techs earn an average of $2,687 weekly, more than twice the rate for staff jobs.

How much does a travel interventional radiology technologist make?

According to Vivian Health's salary data for the week ending April 15, 2023, travel interventional radiology technologists earn an average of $2,687 per week. If you accept a 13-week contract, that's $34,931 for one assignment.

Do travel interventional radiology technologists get paid more than staff interventional radiology technologists?

How much you earn as an interventional radiology tech depends on many factors, but travel techs generally get paid more than staff techs. As noted above, a travel IR tech earns an average of $2,687 per week, more than double what a staff IR tech makes by working 40 hours at the average hourly rate of $30.34.

Travel salaries tend to be higher because hospitals and other medical facilities rely on travelers to help them overcome critical staffing shortages. Some travel IR techs also accept assignments in rural hospitals, which often have difficulty finding qualified employees for less desirable locations away from bigger cities.

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