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Radiation Oncologist Salary

Average pay for Radiation Oncologists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($310K). Male Radiation Oncologists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance.

$158,927 - $502,226
MEDIAN: $310,360

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$158,927 - $502,226  
$0.00 - $102,710  
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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).
$152,051 - $505,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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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. During the first five years of their careers, Radiation Oncologists see a median income of $298K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $307K. Radiation Oncologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $389K. 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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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 9%