Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

Chief Radiation Therapists in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with two in three bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $90K annually on average but can range from $68K to $111K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Chief Radiation Therapists survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$72,991 - $113,076
$73K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,151
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$29.86 - $49.30
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$0$113K
Salary $72,991 - $113,076
Bonus $4,500
Total Pay (?
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$67,771 - $111,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$94
Hourly Rate $29.86 - $49.30
Overtime $36.24 - $94.36
Annual Data $0$111K
Bonus $4,500
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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$67,771 - $111,047
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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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
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Chief Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 13%
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