Radiation Oncologist Salary

Compensation for Radiation Oncologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($325K). Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Radiation Oncologists (63 percent) survey respondents are men. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$155,442 - $495,447
$160K
$330K
$500K
MEDIAN: $325,177
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50%
90%

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$17.11 - $235.41
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$110
$240
MEDIAN: $110.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$170K$340K$510K
Salary
$155,442 - $495,447  
   
Bonus
$10,137 - $125,838  
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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$153,960 - $502,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $235.41  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$10,137 - $125,838  
   
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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$153,960 - $502,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists work primarily with cancer patients to determine the best treatment methods for their patients to get healthy. Oncologists work one-on-one with their patients ensure that treatments are successful and other options are in place if a treatment does not work, and they also work with teams of doctors and nurses to provide the best-possible treatment and care for patients for long periods of time. Radiation oncologists are primarily responsible for administering radiation therapy to cancer patients based on doctors' orders, and they typically work closely with patients to ensure that the medicine is administered properly and in the appropriate dosages.

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Radiation Oncologist Tasks

  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Oncologist

Pay by Experience for a Radiation Oncologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiation Oncologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $298,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiation Oncologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $307,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Radiation Oncologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $370,000 based on 58 salaries. A Radiation Oncologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $404,000 based on 55 salaries.

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Key Stats for Radiation Oncologist

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$332,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 10%
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