Medical Radiation Technologist Salary Canada

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Average Medical Radiation Technologist Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Medical Radiation Technologists.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3215.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: mammography technician, radiation therapist, X-ray technician and radiation therapy technologist (RTT).

A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $60,000 – $80,000.

Employment prospects for medical radiation technologists are very good in Canada. The government forecasts that an aging population and the arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will require more technologists in the near future.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $40.47 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $29.81 per hour.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Medical Radiation Technologists / X-ray Technicians in Canada

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1) 37.25 40.47 48.51 2017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 37.25 40.47 48.51 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 29.00 34.50 38.80 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 27.00 36.17 42.00 2016
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1) 25.00 29.95 30.00 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 25.00 35.24 44.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 27.38 35.80 45.00 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 25.00 37.00 43.00 2016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 29.72 36.29 40.90 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 31.00 39.50 46.10 2015
Prince Edward Island 25.00 30.00 38.94 2015
Montreal – Quebec 22.10 29.81 33.00 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan(1) 22.60 36.73 47.00 2016


Duties in this occupation include:
›› Producing images to help with diagnosis of injuries or possible diseases
›› Preparing and administering radioactive materials to patients
›› Recording and processing patient data
›› Applying radiation protection measures
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The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes medical radiation technologists, is $28.23. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1005, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $52,000.


Licensure with a regulatory body is required in all provinces. Certification by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists is required in all provinces except Quebec.


Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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Medical Laboratory Technologists
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