Radiation Therapist Salary

The average rate for a Radiation Therapist is $31.80 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Simulation is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,050 - $88,968
$45K
$67K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,324
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$24.51 - $45.24
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MEDIAN: $31.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$45,050 - $88,968  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
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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$49,761 - $93,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.51 - $45.24  
   
Overtime
$31.25 - $73.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
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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$49,761 - $93,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 760

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Job Description for Radiation Therapist

A radiation therapist usually works in a hospital or other medical environment and assists an oncologist. The therapist will often provide radiation therapy treatments to patients with cancer. The radiation therapy may also go over various materials, such as CT scans, to help determine where treatment is needed.

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Radiation Therapist Tasks

  • Enter data into computer and set controls to operate and adjust equipment and regulate dosage.
  • Check for side effects such as skin irritation, nausea and hair loss to assess reaction to treatment.
  • Check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Position patient and administer prescribed doses of radiation using radiation therapy equipment.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Radiation Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiation Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 598 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiation Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 270 salaries. An experienced Radiation Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 214 salaries. A Radiation Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 117 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,839

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Radiation Therapist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Radiation Therapist?

Radiation Therapist in San Francisco:
"Great schedule, very rewarding and fulfilling."
Pros: Very Rewarding. I enjoy the continuity of care with our patients.
Cons: Hard to see bad things happen to some very good and kind people.

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Key Stats for Radiation Therapist

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Radiation Therapist Salaries

▲27%

▲13%

▲3%

National Average
$67,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Radiation Therapist Salaries

Simulation
▲10%



National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 20%
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