Health Physics Technician Salary

Health Physics Technicians in the United States take home an average $29.34 per hour. Pay ranges from $19.14 per hour on the low end to $39.24 on the high end. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Health Physics Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Health Physics Technicians (88 percent) who took the survey are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,324 - $85,459
(Median)
$45K
$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,000
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$19.14 - $39.24
(Median)
$19
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$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,324 - $85,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$41,712 - $86,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.14 - $39.24  
   
Overtime
$24.08 - $53.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$41,712 - $86,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $62K. Health Physics Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $73K on average.

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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

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