Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

Nearly two-thirds of Chief Radiation Therapists in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $68K to $112K per year, but median earnings come to around $92K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Chief Radiation Therapists make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Radiation Therapists. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$69,339 - $113,150
$69K
$92K
$110K
MEDIAN: $92,165
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$30.81 - $50.10
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$69,339 - $113,150  
   
Bonus
$4,750  
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$67,674 - $112,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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Hourly Rate
$30.81 - $50.10  
   
Overtime
$57.00  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,750  
   
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$67,674 - $112,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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

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

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $87K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $84K. Chief Radiation Therapists see a median salary of $93K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $99K.

Chief Radiation Therapist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Chief Radiation Therapist

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Chief Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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