Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

Chief Radiation Therapists in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Chief Radiation Therapists. Salaries average out to around $90K per year and spread from $70K to $115K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Chief Radiation Therapists (55 percent) survey respondents.

$71,199 - $113,610
(Median)
$71K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,134
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$31.83 - $52.77
(Median)
$32
$39
$53
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,199 - $113,610  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
Total Pay (?
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$70,303 - $115,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$31.83 - $52.77  
   
Overtime
$46.88 - $79.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
   
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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$70,303 - $115,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.


Chief Radiation Therapists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $78K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $83K. Chief Radiation Therapists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $92K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $101K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Chief Radiation Therapist Reviews

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 4%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

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