Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Median pay for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States is around $99K per year. Female Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Job satisfaction for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,250 - $128,824
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$99K
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MEDIAN: $98,546
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$39.23 - $61.28
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MEDIAN: $45.81
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$75,250 - $128,824  
   
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$77,136 - $127,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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$39.23 - $61.28  
   
Overtime
$64.18  
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$77,136 - $127,702  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist

A radiologic technologist dosimetrist operates machines that generate radiation chemotherapy. This technologist works in an oncology department. The radiation will help to reduce or eliminate tumors. The radiation will often be done by administering lasers to the tumor or by placing radiation seeds near the tumor.

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Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Tasks

  • Perform radiation dosimetry services.
  • Oversee radiation therapy equipment maintenance to ensure proper operation.
  • Maintain quality assurance program in compliance with safety standards and regulations.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist

Pay by Experience for a Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $102,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 20 salaries. A Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 19 salaries.

Key Stats for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$98,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 16%