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Health Physics Technician Salary

Health Physics Technicians in the United States take home an average $31.22 per hour. Earnings sit near $18.00 per hour on the lower side but can approach $39.63 on the higher side. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Health Physics Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more male Health Physics Technicians survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,575 - $83,281
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,767
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$18.00 - $39.63
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,575 - $83,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,190 - $90,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.00 - $39.63  
   
Overtime
$24.08 - $52.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$40,190 - $90,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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 tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $56K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $50K. Health Physics Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $76K on average.

Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

National Average
$61,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%