A Radiation Therapy Technologist earns an average salary of $59,391 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$25,532 - $82,212
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MEDIAN: $59,391
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$21.77 - $46.00
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MEDIAN: $28.49
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$25,532 - $82,212  
   
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$38,400 - $95,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$28.49  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$38,400 - $95,680  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Radiation Therapy Technologist

Radiation therapy technologists are responsible for administering radiation therapy to a patient’s body. Those in this position generally work traditional weekly business hours; however, it is not uncommon to work extended or overnight hours, as this is a healthcare position.

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Radiation Therapy Technologist Tasks

  • Enter data into computer and set controls to operate and adjust equipment and regulate dosage.
  • Check for side effects such as skin irritation, nausea and hair loss to assess reaction to treatment.
  • Check radiation therapy equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Position patient and administer prescribed doses of radiation using radiation therapy equipment.
  • Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

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Key Stats for Radiation Therapy Technologist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
047
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Radiation Therapy Technologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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