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Radiation Therapist Salary

A Radiation Therapist earns an average wage of $30.77 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$43,655 - $87,992
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MEDIAN: $62,663
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$24.42 - $41.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,655 - $87,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $3,072  
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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$49,547 - $88,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.42 - $41.88  
   
Overtime
$35.73 - $62.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,015  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $3,072  
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).
)
$49,547 - $88,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 640
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Job Description for Radiation Therapist

A radiation therapist works in the medical field to administer radiation therapy to patients, quite often those suffering from cancer. The therapist must use appropriate safety measures and protective equipment to comply with government regulations and to ensure the safety of patients and medical staff. The person must be able to properly read a medical chart to ensure the patient receives the dosage set by the patient's doctor; the radiation therapist must also be able to set the controls to operate and adjust the radiation equipment to regulate dosage as necessary. A radiation therapist must be able to enter data into a computer, and enter notes into a medical chart to document treatment and the patient's progress.

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Radiation Therapist Tasks

  • 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.
  • Check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Therapist

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

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Experience Affects Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$64,000


Skills That Affect Radiation Therapist Salaries

Simulation
up arrow 9%

Radiation Therapy
up arrow 4%

Computed Tomography (CT)
up arrow 4%

National Average
$64,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%