Radiation Oncologist Salary

Salaries for Radiation Oncologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($311K) per year. Job satisfaction for Radiation Oncologists is extremely high. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$192,518 - $506,069

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$192,518 - $506,069  
   
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$163,406 - $507,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Radiation Oncologists. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $295K per year. Radiation Oncologists bring in $390K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $448K on average.

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Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$317,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 10%
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