Salary for Radiation Therapists

Also known as:  Dosimetrist, Radiation Therapist, Radiation Therapy Technologist, Registered Radiation Therapist

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Radiation therapists work under the supervision and direction of radiologists to deliver radiation therapy to patients. They position patients according to prescription, and administer the prescribed doses of radiation. If adverse reactions occur, they consult with physicians, and shut down equipment immediately. In addition to participating actively in the treatment of patients, these individuals also calculate the amount of radiation given during each treatment. They follow procedures regarding exposure to radiation for themselves and patients, and check equipment frequently to ensure proper operation. An Associate's degree is required for this occupation.

A Radiation Therapist will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $60,080 - $132,930 based on the level of education. usually receive a pay level of ninety-four thousand three hundred dollars per year.

can obtain the highest salaries in California, where they can earn average pay scales of near $126,610. These people are compensated the highest in Wholesale Trade, where they receive normal pay levels of $109,310.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.92 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Radiation Therapists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Wholesale Trade
$109,310
Educational Services
$97,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$94,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,300
Public Administration
$77,210

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
$77,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$86,300
Health Care and Social Assistance
$94,150
Educational Services
$97,220
Wholesale Trade
$109,310