A Radiation Therapist earns an average wage of $31.93 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Simulation is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,794 - $89,016
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MEDIAN: $67,455
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$24.62 - $45.47
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$44,794 - $89,016  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,100  
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$49,812 - $93,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 297
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Hourly Rate
$24.62 - $45.47  
   
Overtime
$31.43 - $74.04  
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$49,812 - $93,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 771

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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

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,117

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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
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Radiation Therapist Salaries

Simulation
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National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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