The average hourly pay for a Radiation Therapist is $32.65.
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Job Description for Radiation Therapist
A radiation therapist usually works in a hospital or other medical environment and assists an oncologist. The therapist will often provide radiation therapy treatments to patients with cancer. The radiation therapy may also go over various materials, such as CT scans, to help determine where treatment is needed. Graduation from an approved radiation therapy school is required. The therapist should be licensed to practice. The radiation therapist will operate applicable equipment, such as line…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Radiation Therapist
The top respondents for the job title Radiation Therapist are from the companies Texas Oncology, 21St Century Oncology, Inc. and 21 ST Century Oncology. Reported salaries are highest at Beloit Memorial Hospital where the average pay is $38.97. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The U.S. Oncology Network and 21St Century Oncology, Inc., earning around $35.88 and $34.49, respectively. Vantage Oncology pays the lowest at around $29.20. Ascension Health and 21 ST Century Oncology also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $29.78 and $30.34, respectively.
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Skills in Radiation Therapy, Simulation, Computed Tomography (CT), Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Systems Computer/Console Operations are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Radiation Therapist
An entry-level Radiation Therapist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $28.80 based on 208 salaries. An early career Radiation Therapist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.22 based on 710 salaries. A mid-career Radiation Therapist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.37 based on 369 salaries. An experienced Radiation Therapist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.71 based on 344 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
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Employees with Radiation Therapist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 49.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.6% more) and Dallas, Texas (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (9.6% less), Orlando, Florida (8.4% less) and Miami, Florida (2.3% less).
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