Medical Physicist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Physicist is $121,405 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Radiation Therapy is associated with high pay for this job.
Medical Physicist Total Pay (?
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$66,763 - $184,948
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National Salary Data

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$66,763 - $184,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
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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$62,613 - $187,626  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 341
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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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Dallas
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New York
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National Average
$122,000
St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Medical Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$122,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
28%
female alumni
 
Male
72%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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