Radiation Oncologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $324K) surpassing six figures annually. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Radiation Oncologists (60 percent) who took the survey are men. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$187,402 - $494,906
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MEDIAN: $323,501
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$17.11 - $235.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$170K$340K$510K
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$187,402 - $494,906  
   
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$9,635 - $128,802  
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$154,767 - $499,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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
$9,635 - $128,802  
   
Total Pay (?
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$154,767 - $499,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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


For many Radiation Oncologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $298K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $385K in this role. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $401K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Radiation Oncologist

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$330,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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