Radiographer | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Radiographers use equipment to diagnose or treat patients who are ill or injured.

  • Review and evaluate developed x-rays, video tape, or computer-generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.  
  • Operate or oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.  
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with
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Radiographers typically work around 35 to 40 hours per week.

As a Radiographer you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic— Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
38,008 GBP *
per year
24,214 GBP
43,772 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Radiographer

  • 39,517 GBP
  • 37,043 GBP
Average salary for part-time Radiographer
Average salary for full-time Radiographer

  • 24,643 GBP
  • 23,924 GBP
  • 28,987 GBP
  • 38,008 GBP
  • 37,043 GBP
  • 39,517 GBP
Salary over time for Radiographer

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 35,566 GBP
  • 36,470 GBP
  • 35,591 GBP
  • 36,755 GBP
  • 37,207 GBP
  • 39,135 GBP
  • 38,008 GBP
  • 41,875 GBP

Future outlook for Radiographers

Very good outlook
35 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
2% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
21% chance of automation in the future

Radiographer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Radiographer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • % of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • % of people in this role have a Master degree
  • % of people in this role have a Bachelor degree

You'll need:

  • knowledge of medicine and medical procedures
  • knowledge of biology
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • knowledge of English language
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • the ability to read English
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Radiographer


Things to highlight for your Radiographer interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

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