Radiation therapist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiation therapist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $112,870
New Jersey $102,340
Oregon $106,370
Connecticut $103,140
Washington $99,570
New York $97,200
Delaware $97,990
Rhode Island $91,750
Massachusetts $92,410
New Hampshire $88,790
Colorado $92,370
Vermont $91,000
New Mexico $84,730
Maryland $89,710
South Carolina $87,300
Nevada $86,620
Maine $81,440
Idaho $88,000
Georgia $80,830
Florida $81,080
Illinois $85,030
Alabama $75,090
Utah $82,580
Texas $81,520
Kentucky $82,920
South Dakota $81,870
Minnesota $79,630
Nebraska $73,980
Mississippi $81,980
Indiana $80,060
Pennsylvania $80,240
Montana $77,930
Virginia $75,440
Ohio $77,010
Michigan $77,190
District of Columbia $77,490
Iowa $74,960
North Carolina $74,820
Wisconsin $73,310
Missouri $73,580
Oklahoma $72,930
Tennessee $71,330
Arkansas $67,570
Louisiana $62,550
Kansas $59,290
West Virginia $51,290
Puerto Rico $31,630

How much does a Radiation Therapist earn?

Earlier cancer diagnoses and new technologies are driving the need for more radiation therapists. The aging population is also precipitating this demand, since the risk of cancer increases with age. Radiation therapist salaries depend partially on where one lives and the cost of care in that particular area. The figures vary widely based on skill set and workplace (hospital, physicians office or an outpatient centre).

If you work in this field, you can expect an average salary of $81,000. This is approximately $30,000 above the US household median salary. Radiation therapists salaries are the highest in Tampa, Florida, as well as in California, particularly in San Jose and San Diego. General and surgical hospitals employ the highest numbers of therapists, though specialty hospitals tend to pay the best.

How do radiation therapist salaries compare to similar careers?

Radiation therapists earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than pharmacists but more than audiologists.

Career Median Salary
Pharmacist salary $102K
Anesthesiologist assistant salary $109K
Neuropsychologist salary $101K
Informatics nurse specialist salary $89K
Occupational therapist salary $72K
Radiation therapist salary $82K
Psychologist salary $56K
Clinical psychologist salary $77K
Counseling psychologist salary $77K
Audiologist salary $76K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)