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Chief Radiation Therapist Salary (United States)

Chief Radiation Therapists who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below two-thirds of Chief Radiation Therapists. Pay fluctuates from $70K to $116K per year, but expected earnings average $88K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Chief Radiation Therapist Salary (?
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$71,837 - $114,972
(Median)
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88K
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MEDIAN: $88,434
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Chief Radiation Therapist Salary (?
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$31.24 - $52.68
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MEDIAN: $38.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,837 - $114,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,862  
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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$69,796 - $116,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$31.24 - $52.68  
   
Overtime
$47.15 - $78.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,862  
   
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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$69,796 - $116,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Job Description for Chief Radiation Therapist

  • 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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Experience Affects Chief Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$86,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
53%
female alumni
 
Male
47%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%