Radiation therapist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiation therapist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $77,100
Alabama $75,090
Arkansas $67,570
Arizona $83,040
California $112,870
Colorado $92,370
Connecticut $103,140
District of Columbia $77,490
Delaware $97,990
Florida $81,080
Georgia $80,830
Iowa $74,960
Idaho $88,000
Illinois $86,200
Indiana $82,920
Kansas $59,290
Kentucky $82,920
Louisiana $62,550
Massachusetts $92,410
Maryland $89,710
Maine $81,440
Michigan $77,190
Minnesota $79,630
Missouri $73,580
Mississippi $81,980
Montana $77,930
North Carolina $74,820
Nebraska $73,980
New Hampshire $88,790
New Jersey $102,340
New Mexico $84,730
Nevada $86,620
New York $97,200
Ohio $77,010
Oklahoma $72,930
Oregon $106,370
Pennsylvania $80,240
Puerto Rico $31,630
Rhode Island $91,750
South Carolina $87,300
South Dakota $81,870
Tennessee $71,330
Texas $81,520
Utah $82,580
Virginia $75,440
Vermont $91,000
Washington $99,570
Wisconsin $73,310
West Virginia $51,290

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 anesthesiologist assistants but more than counseling psychologists.

Career Median Salary
Anesthesiologist assistant salary $112K
Health services manager salary $100K
Nurse practitioner salary $105K
Neuropsychologist salary $102K
Biomedical engineer salary $88K
Radiation therapist salary $86K
Occupational therapist salary $84K
Speech language pathologist salary $82K
Clinical psychologist salary $78K
Counseling psychologist salary $78K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)