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Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

The majority of Chief Radiation Therapists in the United States — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $70K to $115K per year, and the median is $90K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Chief Radiation Therapists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,242 - $113,538
(Median)
$71K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,657
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50%
90%

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$31.60 - $52.74
(Median)
$32
$39
$53
MEDIAN: $39.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,242 - $113,538  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$70,038 - $115,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$31.60 - $52.74  
   
Overtime
$47.05 - $79.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$70,038 - $115,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $77K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $82K. Chief Radiation Therapists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $92K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $101K.

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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 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%
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