Medical Physicist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Physicist is $122,322 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Radiation Therapy is associated with high pay for this job.
Medical Physicist Total Pay (?
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$68,719 - $186,364
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
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$68,719 - $186,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $33,935  
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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$67,099 - $188,968  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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Job Description for Medical Physicist

  • Direct testing and monitoring of radioactive equipment to protect the patient from excessive radiation exposure.
  • Collaborate with other scientists in the design, development, and testing of experimental, industrial, or medical equipment, instrumentation, and procedures.
  • Analyze data from research conducted to detect and measure physical phenomena.
  • Perform complex calculations as part of the analysis and evaluation of data, using computers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Physicist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$123,000
New York
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Seattle
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Medical Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%
Experienced
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$123,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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