Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

Just under 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 $113K per year, but median earnings come to around $92K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Chief Radiation Therapists. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Chief Radiation Therapists making up 73 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$70,653 - $113,663
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MEDIAN: $91,788
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$30.07 - $50.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,653 - $113,663  
   
Bonus
$4,750  
Total Pay (?
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$67,760 - $112,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$30.07 - $50.28  
   
Overtime
$57.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$4,750  
   
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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$67,760 - $112,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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

Pay by Experience for a Chief Radiation Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Radiation Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Radiation Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Chief Radiation Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 52 salaries. A Chief Radiation Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 28 salaries.

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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
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Chief Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲8%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 14%