Health Physics Technician Salary

An average Health Physics Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $62K per year. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Health Physics Technicians making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$40,268 - $82,957
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$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $62,400
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$18.38 - $39.13
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$0$83K
Salary $40,268 - $82,957
Bonus $2,500
Total Pay (?
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$40,851 - $83,196
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $18.38 - $39.13
Overtime $48.39
Annual Data $0$83K
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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$40,851 - $83,196
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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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
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%
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