Radiation Oncologist Salary

Compensation for Radiation Oncologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($312K). Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Radiation Oncologists who answered the questionnnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$189,501 - $497,783
(Median)
$190K
$310K
$500K
MEDIAN: $312,298
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$189,501 - $497,783  
   
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$183,627 - $498,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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 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 $297K. On average, Radiation Oncologists make $361K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $423K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$325,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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