Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States take home approximately $95K per year on average. Earnings sit near $71K on the lower side but can approach $124K per year on the higher side. Women Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Most Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,791 - $121,393
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$70K
$95K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,591
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$37.80 - $64.62
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$38
$45
$65
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0.00 - $2,031  
Total Pay (?
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$71,355 - $123,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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$37.80 - $64.62  
   
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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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$71,355 - $123,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $85K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $96K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists see a median salary of $100K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $111K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

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 16 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

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