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Medical Physicist Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Medical Physicist is $122,059 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Medical Physics and Radiation Therapy.
Medical Physicist Salary (?
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$67,743 - $185,615
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
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$67,743 - $185,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $34,521  
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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$63,616 - $188,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 318
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Physicist

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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$122,000
New York
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Experience Affects Medical Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$122,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Physicist Salaries

Medical Physics
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National Average
$122,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
29%
female alumni
 
Male
71%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%