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Medical Physicist Salary

The average pay for a Medical Physicist is $126,579 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.
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$66,942 - $185,107
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$67K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $126,578
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$66,942 - $185,107  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,384  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $34,255  
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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$65,947 - $188,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 333

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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.

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Experience Affects Medical Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$127,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Medical Physicist Salaries


Medical Physics
0%

National Average
$127,000

Nuclear Medicine
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%