Radiation Oncologist Salary

Radiation Oncologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $311K annually. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two-fifths. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$191,581 - $505,669
MEDIAN: $310,623

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$161,073 - $507,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $296K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $390K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Radiation Oncologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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.


10 %
90 %

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