Health Physics Technician Salary

The average Health Physics Technician in the United States earns approximately $62K annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Health Physics Technicians survey respondents are men (72 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$48,722 - $81,887
$49K
$62K
$82K
MEDIAN: $61,674
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$19.00 - $38.09
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$38
MEDIAN: $28.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,722 - $81,887  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,169 - $81,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $38.09  
   
Overtime
$42.00  
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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$42,169 - $81,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Health Physics Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%