Radiation Oncologist Salary

Radiation Oncologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $322K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Radiation Oncologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$154,226 - $490,577
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$320K
$490K
MEDIAN: $322,258
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$29.48 - $111.91
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$0$499K
Salary $154,226 - $490,577
Bonus $10,137 - $103,646
Total Pay (?
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$152,517 - $499,154
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data $0$111
Hourly Rate $65.00
Annual Data $0$499K
Bonus $10,137 - $103,646
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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$152,517 - $499,154
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Radiation Oncologist

Radiation oncologists work primarily with cancer patients to determine the best treatment methods for their patients to get healthy. Oncologists work one-on-one with their patients ensure that treatments are successful and other options are in place if a treatment does not work, and they also work with teams of doctors and nurses to provide the best-possible treatment and care for patients for long periods of time. Radiation oncologists are primarily responsible for administering radiation therapy to cancer patients based on doctors' orders, and they typically work closely with patients to ensure that the medicine is administered properly and in the appropriate dosages.

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Radiation Oncologist Tasks

  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.
  • Provide treatment plans that take into account the nature of the cancer, the patients' wishes and best medical options.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and other factors to reduce cancer risks or side effects of treatment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Oncologist

Pay by Experience for a Radiation Oncologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Radiation Oncologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $298,000 based on 80 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Radiation Oncologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $307,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Radiation Oncologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $370,000 based on 58 salaries. A Radiation Oncologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $404,000 based on 55 salaries.

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Key Stats for Radiation Oncologist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Radiation Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$323,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 6%