How Much Do Radiation Therapists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Radiation Therapists

Radiation Therapists provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$94300 per year
Hourly wage
$45 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$60,080 to $71,350 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$29 to $34 per hour

Entry-level Radiation Therapists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $60,080 to $71,350 per year or $29 to $34 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Radiation Therapists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $64 $132,930
Senior (Top 25%) $52 $107,830
Middle (Mid 50%) $42 $86,850
Junior (Bottom 25%) $34 $71,350
No experience (Bottom 10%) $29 $60,080

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $61 $126,610
NY $58 $120,470
OR $52 $107,920
WA $51 $106,450
MT $50 $103,570
NJ $49 $102,530
RI $49 $102,490
CT $49 $102,000
DE $48 $98,900
CO $46 $95,890

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Radiation Therapist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Radiation Therapists are in the states of CA, NY, OR, WA and MT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Outpatient Care Centers $119530 $57.46
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $109310 $52.55
Specialty Hospitals $104520 $50.25
Offices of Physicians $98470 $47.34
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $97290 $46.77
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories $93030 $44.73
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $92070 $44.27
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $88740 $42.67
Management of Companies and Enterprises $86300 $41.49
Local Government $77210 $37.12

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