Health Physics Technician Salary

Health Physics Technicians in the United States can expect to earn an average of $30.32 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $17.75 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $39.31. The vast majority of Health Physics Technicians (88 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Health Physics Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,750 - $85,788
(Median)
$42K
$55K
$86K
MEDIAN: $54,666
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$17.75 - $39.31
(Median)
$18
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $30
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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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$39,938 - $87,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $39.31  
   
Overtime
$23.92 - $56.34  
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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$39,938 - $87,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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.


Health Physics Technicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $52K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $57K. Health Physics Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $75K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

National Average
$62,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

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
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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