Radiation Therapist Salary (United States)

A Radiation Therapist earns an average wage of $30.57 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Radiation Therapist Total Pay (?
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$44,076 - $88,009
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MEDIAN: $62,248
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Radiation Therapist Total Pay (?
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$24.12 - $41.50
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,076 - $88,009  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,293  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$49,108 - $88,409  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 912
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.12 - $41.50  
   
Overtime
$35.86 - $61.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,293  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$49,108 - $88,409  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 912
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Phoenix
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San Diego
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Boston
up arrow 6%
Dallas
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Orlando
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Chicago
0%
National Average
$64,000
Houston
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Seattle
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Miami
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Atlanta
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St. Louis
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Kansas City
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Experience Affects Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Radiation Therapist Salaries

Simulation
up arrow 9%
National Average
$64,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 133 votes.
Gender
Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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