Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists in the United States take home approximately $100K annually on average. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists survey respondents are women (71 percent). Job satisfaction for Radiation Therapy Dosimetrists is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,217 - $126,499
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$77K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $99,932
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$41.41 - $61.82
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$77,217 - $126,499  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$79,538 - $126,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Hourly Rate
$41.41 - $61.82  
   
Overtime
$56.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$79,538 - $126,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $88K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $97K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $106K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $112K.

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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Dosimetrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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