Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salary

Just over a half of Radiation Safety Officers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $47K to $122K per year, but median earnings come to around $73K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Radiation Safety Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are far more male Radiation Safety Officers survey respondents than women, making up 80 percent. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,249 - $122,941
$49K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,311
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50%
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$17.39 - $41.97
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$27
$42
MEDIAN: $27.13
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$0$122K
Salary $49,249 - $122,941
Bonus $0.00 - $14,681
Profit Sharing $3,250
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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$45,300 - $115,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $17.39 - $41.97
Overtime $22.02 - $54.13
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,681
Profit Sharing $3,250
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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$45,300 - $115,858
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 41

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Job Description for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

The position of a radiation safety officer (RSO) is employed primarily by companies in the health care and medical research industries. Most companies are searching for applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Health Physics, although some prefer Master's degrees and others will accept Associate's degrees. The amount of experience required also varies, as some organizations require as little as two years of experience while others may prefer up to twelve.

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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Tasks

  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Investigate and monitor any over exposure incidents.
  • Plan and coordinate radiation safety sessions.
  • Track and record all radioactive materials or sources and oversee transportation.
  • Perform regular safety audits, tests and leak surveys.

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Pay by Experience for a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 42 salaries. A Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 28 salaries.

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)?

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in Ocala:
"Stress"
Pros: I enjoy the sense of accomplishment I get from doing my job well.
Cons: Extreme stress! Current director who doesn't listen to a word I say.

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Key Stats for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salaries

▲21%

Late-Career
▲17%

National Average
$69,000

▼1%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salaries



National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%
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