Chief Radiation Therapist Salary

The majority of Chief Radiation Therapists in the United States — slightly less than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $70K to $115K per year, and the median is $90K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Chief Radiation Therapists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Chief Radiation Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$71,199 - $114,077

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$31.76 - $52.35

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Salary
$71,199 - $114,077  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
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$70,238 - $115,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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Hourly Rate
$31.76 - $52.35  
   
Overtime
$46.88 - $79.25  
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$0.00 - $9,826  
   
Total Pay (?
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$70,238 - $115,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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.


For Chief Radiation Therapists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $78K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $83K. Chief Radiation Therapists see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Chief Radiation Therapist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $99K.

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 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$89,000

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
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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