Health Physicist Salary

A Health Physicist earns an average salary of $76,581 per year.

$49,177 - $126,219
$49K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $77,749
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$15.26 - $69.04
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$69
MEDIAN: $29.50
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$0$135K
Salary $49,177 - $126,219
Bonus $5,956
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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$45,758 - $135,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $15.26 - $69.04
Overtime $53.25
Annual Data $0$135K
Bonus $5,956
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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$45,758 - $135,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Health Physicist

Health physicists perform evaluations and determine whether certain environments and/or practices are safe regarding levels of radiation. These physicists may help establish government standards or standards for a certain company, and may also advise organizations regarding changes to be made to descend to an acceptable level of radiation.

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Health Physicist Tasks

  • Analyze data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
  • Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.
  • Direct testing and monitoring of radioactive equipment to protect the patient from excessive radiation exposure.
  • Collaborate with other scientists in the design, development, and testing of experimental, industrial, or medical equipment, instrumentation, and procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Physicist

Pay by Experience for a Health Physicist has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Physicist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 43 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Physicist 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 22 salaries. An experienced Health Physicist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 20 salaries. A Health Physicist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 23 salaries.

Health Physicist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Health Physicist?

Health Physicist in Baton Rouge:
"Document everything..."
Must engage in a program of self-study of at least several hours per day in addition to aggressively pursuing opportunities for NRC and FEMA training course. Attempt to take the CHP exam within five years of date of hire. Set up and frequently visit and update your linkedIn account and consider trying the premium option to see if it's for you. Network as much as possible when doing business travel. Volunteer for outside projects and complete them on time and endeavor to put more into their completion than just what is required. Regularly interview for jobs - do it for the interviewing experience even if you are not planning on leaving your current job. Your current employer should know that you are maintaining your marketability with prospective competing employers. Dressing for success at all times will contribute to maintaining this favorable impression. Attempt to develop additional outside income streams, e.g., 2nd job, rental propety, etc. To reduce your "vulnerability"!

Key Stats for Health Physicist

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Health Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 15%
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