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Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Pay for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $95K per year. Pay generally varies between $70K and $122K per year. Male Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Women make up a slight majority of Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists (50 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$68,132 - $119,387
(Median)
68K
79K
95K
120K
MEDIAN: $95,071
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$35.37 - $62.85
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,132 - $119,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,750  
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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$70,002 - $121,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.37 - $62.85  
   
Overtime
$51.64 - $61.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,750  
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).
)
$70,002 - $121,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist

  • Monitor radioactive exposure, equipment settings and patients' reactions records and files.
  • Measure, gather and analyze data to calculate dosage for treatment planning, in collaboration with the radiation oncologist.
  • Maintain quality assurance program in compliance with safety standards and regulations.
  • Perform radiation dosimetry services.
  • Oversee radiation therapy equipment maintenance to ensure proper operation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $84K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $98K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $100K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $107K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 10%