Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States can expect wages of $95K annually on average. Pay generally varies between $71K and $123K per year. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Women make up a slight majority of Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists (51 percent) survey respondents. For the most part, Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$69,884 - $121,305

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$37.69 - $64.83

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$69,884 - $121,305  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
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$71,355 - $123,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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Hourly Rate
$37.69 - $64.83  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$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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$71,355 - $123,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | 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.


For many Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $85K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $96K. Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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