Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

Chief Radiation Therapists who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly less than two-thirds of Chief Radiation Therapists. Pay fluctuates from $69K to $115K per year, but expected earnings average $91K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Chief Radiation Therapists is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$70,902 - $114,181
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$71K
$91K
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MEDIAN: $91,099
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$31.36 - $53.13
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$53
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$70,902 - $114,181  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
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$69,491 - $115,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$31.36 - $53.13  
   
Overtime
$45.89 - $81.87  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
   
Total Pay (?
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$69,491 - $115,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Chief Radiation Therapist

Chief radiation therapists generally work at hospitals or medical laboratories. Most employers require that candidates have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy, completion of a radiography program from an accredited college or university, or a 12-month certification program in radiation therapy, and prior work and supervisory experience are also required.

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Chief Radiation Therapist Tasks

  • Plan and evaluate the use of staff, resources for departmental programs and services.
  • Monitor observance to policies and standards and state regulations.
  • Observe and monitor the quality of patient care, prepare reports based on activities.
  • Generate radiation therapy treatment plans with the guidance of a radiation oncologist.
  • Supervise and organize technical work for the Radiation Oncology department.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Radiation Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Chief Radiation Therapists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $78K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $83K. Chief Radiation Therapists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. As Chief Radiation Therapists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $103K.

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What is it like working as a Chief Radiation Therapist?

Chief Radiation Therapist in Edinburg:
"Rewarding, stimulating,"
Pros: Working with staff and patients to make sure they are satisfied in their daily environment.
Cons: Working with adminstrative personell that do not have a clinical background who have their own vision of how a Cancer Center out-patient clinic should be run. Very frustrating have to "teach" them all about the clinic part of the business when they should already have some idea of what goes on in their department.

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Experience Affects Chief Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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