Radiation Safety Officers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent over one-half of Radiation Safety Officers. Salaries average out to around $73K annually and spread from $45K to $115K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Radiation Safety Officers. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Radiation Safety Officers survey respondents are men (76 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,874 - $123,698
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$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,072
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$17.59 - $46.33
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$46
MEDIAN: $26.67
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$47,874 - $123,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,045 - $115,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Hourly Rate
$17.59 - $46.33  
   
Overtime
$21.87 - $54.54  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,000  
   
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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$45,045 - $115,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $57K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $69K. Radiation Safety Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $83K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $80K.

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Advice

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

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in Crystal River:
Learn as much as possible when doing Internship at Nuclear Facility to gain experience so when you are given responsibility you will be knowledgeable about job expectations.

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
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 21%

National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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