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Radiation Oncologist Salary

Wages for Radiation Oncologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($319K) per year. The vast majority of Radiation Oncologists (88 percent) survey respondents are men. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Radiation Oncologists are happy with their jobs. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$157,812 - $505,221
MEDIAN: $308,181

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$157,812 - $505,221  
$0.00 - $103,042  
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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).
$160,000 - $508,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $295K per year. For Radiation Oncologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $400K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $442K on average.

Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


12 %
88 %

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: 94% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 6%