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Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

Chief Radiation Therapists in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $89K per year, but may range 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Chief Radiation Therapists (54 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Chief Radiation Therapists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$71,394 - $113,382
(Median)
$71K
$89K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,747
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$31.36 - $52.57
(Median)
$31
$39
$53
MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,394 - $113,382  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
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$69,710 - $114,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$31.36 - $52.57  
   
Overtime
$46.93 - $78.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
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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$69,710 - $114,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Radiation Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Chief Radiation Therapists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $76K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $81K. Chief Radiation Therapists see a median salary of $90K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $100K, 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 15%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%