Medical Physicist Salary

The average pay for a Medical Physicist is $129,051 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 Radiology and Radiation Therapy.
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$66,555 - $188,409
(Median)
$67K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $129,051
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$29.09 - $103.04
(Median)
$29
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$66,555 - $188,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $16,290  
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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$66,244 - $191,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$29.09 - $103.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25  
Overtime
$102.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,201  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $16,290  
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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$66,244 - $191,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Medical Physicist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$130,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Medical Physicist Salaries

Radiology
up arrow 14%


Medical Physics
up arrow 7%

National Average
$130,000

Nuclear Medicine
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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