Radiography assistant | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Radiography assistants help radiographers with their day-to-day duties.

  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.  
  • Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization.  
  • Record sterilizer test results.  
  • Organize and assemble routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filling special requests
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Radiography assistants typically work around 40 to 42 hours per week.

As a Radiography assistant 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
18,813 GBP
23,761 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Radiography assistant

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

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

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 Radiography assistants

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

Radiography assistant - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

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

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 44% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 31% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma
  • 15% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree

You'll need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • customer service skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of medicine and anatomy
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Radiography assistant


Things to highlight for your Radiography assistant interview

Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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