Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

An average Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $95K annually. Earnings sit near $71K on the lower side but can approach $123K per year on the higher side. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Male Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$68,908 - $120,414
(Median)
$69K
$95K
$120K
MEDIAN: $95,037
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$36.63 - $64.41
(Median)
$37
$45
$64
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$68,908 - $120,414  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,750  
Total Pay (?
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$70,668 - $122,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$36.63 - $64.41  
   
Overtime
$49.31 - $57.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,750  
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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$70,668 - $122,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $85K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $96K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $100K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $110K.

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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%