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Health Physics Technician Salary

Health Physics Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $30.46 per hour. Pay ranges from $17.75 per hour on the low end to $39.48 on the high end. Most Health Physics Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Health Physics Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,977 - $85,149
(Median)
$41K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,725
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$17.75 - $39.48
(Median)
$18
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,977 - $85,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
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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$40,239 - $87,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $39.48  
   
Overtime
$23.92 - $56.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
   
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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$40,239 - $87,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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.


For Health Physics Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $51K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $55K on average. For Health Physics Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $59K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $75K.

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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$61,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%