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Radiation Oncologist Salary

Average pay for a Radiation Oncologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $310K per year. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$161,073 - $505,404
(Median)
$160K
$310K
$510K
MEDIAN: $310,260
10%
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90%

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$0$170K$340K$510K
Salary
$161,073 - $505,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $103,042  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$153,955 - $508,283  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $297K. Radiation Oncologists bring in $393K after working for 10 to 20 years. Radiation Oncologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $450K.

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Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$319,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 8%