Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States pull down an average of $97K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $73K, and the higher rates verge on $126K per year. Men working as Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Job satisfaction for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$71,576 - $124,447
(Median)
$72K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,308
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$39.35 - $64.41
(Median)
$39
$46
$64
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,576 - $124,447  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$73,487 - $125,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$39.35 - $64.41  
   
Overtime
$55.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,032  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$73,487 - $125,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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

  • 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.


For Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $86K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $98K. After one to two decades on the job, professionals can reap plentiful salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $101K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $112K.

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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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