Health Physicist Salary

The average salary for a Health Physicist is $76,946 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$50,300 - $119,744
(Median)
$50K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,946
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90%

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$13.51 - $68.21
(Median)
$14
$29
$68
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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Salary
$50,300 - $119,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
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$46,562 - $123,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $68.21  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $70.23  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,745  
   
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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$46,562 - $123,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Physicist

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

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Experience Affects Health Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%
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