Radiation therapist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiation therapist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Idaho $99,560
Connecticut $99,500
Hawaii $96,080
Massachusetts $95,950
Rhode Island $95,950
Colorado $95,870
District of Columbia $95,870
Vermont $95,870
Arizona $95,620
Nebraska $95,620
New Hampshire $95,620
Utah $95,620
Texas $89,630
Nevada $86,620
Pennsylvania $85,500
Virginia $84,280
Kentucky $81,900
Illinois $80,740
Montana $79,870
Ohio $79,310
Maryland $79,100
Minnesota $79,100
New Mexico $78,930
South Carolina $78,930
Oklahoma $78,900
Michigan $78,670
Indiana $78,340
Maine $78,070
Florida $77,630
Georgia $77,630
Mississippi $77,630
Kansas $77,450
North Carolina $77,450
Alaska $77,100
Arkansas $77,030
Louisiana $77,030
South Dakota $77,030
Missouri $76,710
Wisconsin $75,810
West Virginia $75,770
Tennessee $75,460
Iowa $72,690
Alabama $62,220
Puerto Rico $31,630
California $131,000
New York $107,420
New Jersey $102,370
Oregon $101,570
Delaware $101,140
Washington $101,100

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 physician assistants but more than audiologists.

Career Median Salary
Physician assistant salary $122K
Anesthesiologist assistant salary $122K
Nurse practitioner salary $121K
Biomedical engineer salary $97K
Neuropsychologist salary $103K
Radiation therapist salary $83K
Physical therapist salary $96K
Occupational therapist salary $86K
Genetic counselor salary $80K
Audiologist salary $79K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)