Health Physics Technician Salary

Health Physics Technicians in the United States take home approximately $30.18 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $18.50 per hour and $39.53. Most Health Physics Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$41,750 - $85,788

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$18.50 - $39.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$41,750 - $85,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
Total Pay (?
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$40,526 - $87,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$18.50 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$24.08 - $55.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,477  
   
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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$40,526 - $87,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Health Physics Technician

Health physics technicians evaluate areas to determine if radioactivity is present. This may be done to determine if areas are safe to carry out jobs. The technician will carry out surveys in order to determine the radioactivity of a certain place. The technician will also inspect tools that may create radioactivity.

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Health Physics Technician Tasks

  • Determine intensities and types of radiation in work areas, equipment, and materials, using radiation detectors and other instruments.
  • Decontaminate objects by cleaning with soap or solvents or by abrading with wire brushes, buffing wheels, or sandblasting machines.
  • Collect samples of air, water, gases, and solids in order to determine radioactivity levels of contamination.
  • Set up equipment that automatically detects area radiation deviations, and test detection equipment in order to ensure its accuracy.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Physics Technician

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $52K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $61K. Health Physics Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Health Physics Technicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $76K.

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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

National Average
$63,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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