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 $41.14 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $31.00 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) 36.78 41.14 51.42 2019
Edmonton – Alberta*(1) 36.78 41.14 51.42 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 30.00 35.00 49.04 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 27.00 33.06 42.24 2018
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1) 20.00 33.50 47.00 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 23.00 32.84 45.00 2018
Toronto – Ontario 27.00 40.00 44.00 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 23.86 38.00 44.00 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 23.86 38.00 44.00 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 23.86 38.00 44.00 2018
Prince Edward Island 28.20 34.95 47.40 2018
Montreal – Quebec 21.00 31.00 35.26 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 20.00 34.11 41.97 2018


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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes medical radiation technologists, is $29.87. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,094 giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $57,000.


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 to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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