Radiation Oncologist Salary

On average, Radiation Oncologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($311K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Almost all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Radiation Oncologists is extremely high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$195,084 - $506,329
MEDIAN: $310,623

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$192,028 - $508,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. During the first five years of their careers, Radiation Oncologists see a median income of $297K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $309K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $390K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $442K.

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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.


11 %
89 %

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: 42% employee benefits None: 9%