Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Pay for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $95K annually. Compensation ranges between $71K and $123K per year. Women Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,884 - $121,305
(Median)
$70K
$95K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,807
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$36.94 - $64.01
(Median)
$37
$45
$64
MEDIAN: $44.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$69,884 - $121,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
Total Pay (?
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$71,472 - $123,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$36.94 - $64.01  
   
Overtime
$49.31 - $57.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
   
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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$71,472 - $123,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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.


Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $85K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $95K. Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $100K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $111K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%
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