Medical Physicist Salary

Medical Physicists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $129K annually. Overall cash earnings for Medical Physicists stretch from $69K on the lower end to $190K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $34K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Medical Physicists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,928 - $186,611

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$20.43 - $107.66

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$68,928 - $186,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,203  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$68,598 - $189,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
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Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $107.66  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,203  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$68,598 - $189,627  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Medical Physicist

Medical physicists work in radiation and oncology departments of medical facilities and perform administrative, clinical, and supervisory work. They also provide technical expertise regarding the physics of radiation-producing equipment, performance-testing and commissioning, and radiation safety and protection. There is much interaction with other areas of the medical center, and other medical centers entirely, with a full complement of physics equipment including beam scanners and IMRT validation instruments.

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Medical Physicist Tasks

  • 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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Professional skills reported by Medical Physicists are few in number. Radiation Therapy and Medical Physics are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 9 percent, respectively. Those listing Nuclear Medicine as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Physicist

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


Medical Physicists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $112K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $169K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $170K.

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Experience Affects Medical Physicist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$129,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Medical Physicist Salaries


Medical Physics
up arrow 9%

National Average
$129,000

Nuclear Medicine
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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