Health Physics Technicians in the United States pull down an average of $65K per year. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision coverage. Male Health Physics Technicians far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,288 - $81,772
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$65K
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MEDIAN: $64,573
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$19.39 - $37.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,288 - $81,772  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,239 - $81,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $37.13  
   
Overtime
$43.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$42,239 - $81,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

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's salary is approximately $60K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $63K on average. Health Physics Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Key Stats for Health Physics Technician

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
026
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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