Average Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Salary

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The average salary for a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is $74,095.
MEDIAN $74,095
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$45k - $112k

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Job Description for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Tasks
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations.
  • Investigate and monitor any over exposure incidents.
  • Plan and coordinate radiation safety sessions.
  • Track and record all radioactive materials or sources and oversee transportation.
  • Perform regular safety audits, tests and leak surveys.

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Popular Skills for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

Skills in Regulatory Compliance, Program Development and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training and Safety Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

An entry-level Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,982 based on 12 salaries. An early career Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,464 based on 48 salaries. A mid-career Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,091 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,886 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,036.
Employees with Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 61.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (41.4% more) and New York, New York (26.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (25.1% less), Atlanta, Georgia (19.0% less) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (15.0% less).

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