Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
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.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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|
|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|