Health Physicist Salary

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

$49,770 - $124,250
$50K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $76,581
10%
50%
90%

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$17.80 - $46.50
$21
MEDIAN: $21.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,770 - $124,250  
   
Bonus
$4,412  
Total Pay (?
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$44,820 - $130,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.29  
   
Overtime
$53.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$4,412  
   
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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$44,820 - $130,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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

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.

Key Stats for Health Physicist

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Health Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲57%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%