Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States take home an average $97K per year. Compensation ranges from $73K on the lower end to $126K per year on the higher end. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $86K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $98K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $101K. As Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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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