New Zealand Radiographer Salaries

Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.

Salary and wage information for New Zealand professions is compiled regularly by analysis of New Zealand jobs advertised in major publications. Job ads in New Zealand often do not mention remuneration.

Job titles in this occupation vary and some examples are medical radiation technologist, radiographer, medical imaging technologist and x-ray technician.

There is currently a shortage of medical radiation therapists in New Zealand. A a result this occupation is on the New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List.

Radiographers that work for District Health Boards are paid according to a collective agreement. Starting salaries are between $52,000 and $56,000 depending on hours worked. A typical salary after five years’ experience would be between $65,000 and $72,000. Senior medical radiation technologists can receive between $75,000 and $99,000. In addition radiographers are entitled to weekend rates and night allowances.

For comparison, the average ordinary time hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 December 2018 was $31.63 according to Statistics New Zealand. This would give an annual average salary of around $62,500, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).

Radiographer / Radiation Technologist Salaries / Wages in 2018 – 2019

PositionSalary / Wage $Location
Leading Medical Radiographer79,000 – 96,000Auckland
Junior Radiographer / Radiation Technologist55,000Auckland
Senior Radiographer / Radiation Technologist68,000 – 80,000Auckland
Radiographer 30 – 35 per hourGisborne
Radiographer / Radiation Technologist54,000 – 60,000Wellington
Specialist Senior Radiographer65,000+Christchurch
Radiation Technologist55,000 – 75,000Christchurch

Medical radiation technologists must be registered by Medical Radiation Technologist Board of New Zealand and hold an annual practising certificate. In 2017/18 there were 3,268 annual practising certificates issued by the Board.

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