Radiation Oncologist Salary

Compensation for Radiation Oncologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($310K). Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Radiation Oncologists (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$192,082 - $506,953

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$190,861 - $507,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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Job Description for Radiation Oncologist

  • Provide treatment plans that take into account the nature of the cancer, the patients' wishes and best medical options.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and other factors to reduce cancer risks or side effects of treatment.
  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Oncologist

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

For Radiation Oncologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $293K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Radiation Oncologists see a median salary of $395K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $423K.

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Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


17 %
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 9%