Health Physics Technician Salary

Pay for Health Physics Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $63K per year. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Health Physics Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$40,851 - $85,496
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MEDIAN: $60,057
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$18.55 - $39.57
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$0$85K
Salary $40,851 - $85,496
Bonus $2,500
Total Pay (?
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$40,946 - $85,528
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$56
Hourly Rate $18.55 - $39.57
Overtime $53.93
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $2,500
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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$40,946 - $85,528
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Physics Technician

Pay by Experience for a Health Physics Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Physics Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Physics Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Health Physics Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 11 salaries. A Health Physics Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Health Physics Technician

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 3%
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