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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is $75,424 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salary (?
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$57,465 - $116,350
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MEDIAN: $75,424
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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salary (?
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$17.23 - $45.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,465 - $116,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
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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$53,676 - $117,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$37.99 - $80.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,826  
   
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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$53,676 - $117,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Reviews

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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Experience Affects Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$76,000
Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 7%