A Radiation Therapist earns an average wage of $31.77 per hour.

$44,555 - $90,080
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$45K
$67K
$90K
MEDIAN: $66,823
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$24.61 - $44.59
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,555 - $90,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$49,666 - $92,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.61 - $44.59  
   
Overtime
$31.02 - $74.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$49,666 - $92,462  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 759
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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

  • 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

National Average: $66,696

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Radiation Therapist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Radiation Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
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National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Radiation Therapist Salaries


Simulation
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Radiation Therapy
0%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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