Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salary

Radiation Safety Officers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $74K per year, but may range from $45K to $120K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Radiation Safety Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Radiation Safety Officers (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,619 - $132,767
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$74K
$130K
MEDIAN: $74,244
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$17.68 - $43.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,619 - $132,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,485 - $120,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.68 - $43.08  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $54.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,000  
   
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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$45,485 - $120,414  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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

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

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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
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salaries

▲18%

Late-Career
▲15%

National Average
$70,000

▼3%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salaries


National Average
$70,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%