Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Medical Physicists, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Those just starting out earn a more-than-comfortable six-figure sum, bringing in $102K annually. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $162K. Medical Physicists who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $177K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, a majority land within it.