Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salary

Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $100K annually. Female Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$76,025 - $128,123
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$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,016
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$39.23 - $61.28
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MEDIAN: $46.58
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$77,858 - $127,463  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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$39.23 - $61.28  
   
Overtime
$64.18  
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$77,858 - $127,463  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

  • Perform radiation dosimetry services.
  • Oversee radiation therapy equipment maintenance to ensure proper operation.
  • Maintain quality assurance program in compliance with safety standards and regulations.
  • 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.

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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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $87K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $100K. Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $108K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $113K.

Key Stats for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$99,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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