Salary

Radiation Therapist Salary – How Much does a Radiation Therapist Make?



According to Payscale.com, therapist that just graduated from Radiation Therapy school can expect to start at $48k to $62k. If you have more than one year of experience, you can probably expect to make atleast $50k to $70k/year. On a hourly basis, you can expect to start at atleast $25/hr to $35/hr. How much you make depends on the city and state. The the type of business that you apply to will also be an factor on your salary.

Salary and wages for all 50 states (data from BLS):

Occupation: Radiation Therapists (SOC code 291124)
Period: May 2008
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage

Alabama

210 36.59 76110

Arizona

90 28.76 59830

Arkansas

110 32.96 68550

California

1720 41.64 86620

Colorado

220 38.95 81020

Connecticut

110 38.37 79810

District of Columbia

150 31.71 65960

Florida

850 37.42 77830

Georgia

390 30.87 64210

Idaho

230 26.41 54930

Illinois

740 36.28 75460

Indiana

370 34.42 71600

Iowa

110 29.82 62030

Kansas

90 32.33 67260

Kentucky

130 29.28 60910

Louisiana

210 31.07 64640

Maine

100 30.12 62650

Maryland

190 33.59 69870

Massachusetts

360 38.10 79250

Michigan

540 32.74 68100

Minnesota

140 34.00 70720

Mississippi

160 29.85 62090

Missouri

330 32.89 68400

Montana

70 41.61 86550

Nebraska

220 31.66 65850

Nevada

40 36.03 74940

New Hampshire

60 37.65 78320

New Jersey

400 44.36 92260

New Mexico

70 36.72 76380

New York

910 38.76 80620

North Carolina

430 32.36 67300

North Dakota

40 30.25 62920

Ohio

450 32.14 66860

Oklahoma

310 27.23 56640

Oregon

200 40.34 83900

Pennsylvania

880 38.67 80430

Puerto Rico

80 13.24 27530

South Carolina

240 31.36 65230

Tennessee

350

32.21

63580

Texas

880 36.29 75480

Utah

70 35.12 73050

Vermont

70 29.36 61070

Virginia

420 34.70 72180

Washington

370 41.57 86470

West Virginia

60 33.36 69400

Wisconsin

320 36.27 75440



Cities with the highest concentration of radiation therapists:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Billings, MT 40 $45.34 $94,310 0.048%
Gainesville, FL 50 $35.01 $72,810 0.041%
Springfield, IL 40 (No data available) (No data available) 0.038%
Boise City-Nampa, ID 100 $26.77 $55,680 0.035%
Jackson, MS 80 $27.37 $56,930 0.032%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Knoxville, TN 50 $51.00 $106,070 0.015%
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 $46.30 $96,310 0.008%
Billings, MT 40 $45.34 $94,310 0.048%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 80 $45.26 $94,140 0.010%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 $45.24 $94,090 0.010%

Industries with the highest concentrations of radiation therapists:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,850 $35.02 $72,840
Offices of Physicians 2,700 $39.79 $82,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 490 $41.18 $85,650
Employment Services 430 $38.53 $80,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 $38.65 $80,390

Top paying industries for radiation therapy:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 490 $41.18 $85,650
Offices of Physicians 2,700 $39.79 $82,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 $38.65 $80,390
Employment Services 430 $38.53 $80,150
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 330 $36.62 $76,170
4 comments on “Salary
  1. Terry Lemmon says:

    I’m interested in making a career shift after 20 years in the automotive industry. I have a bachelor of business administration degree and I’m wondering what it would take to make the shift. Any information that you could provide would be appreciated. Thank you.

    Terry

  2. Gloria Guzman says:

    If one is already a radiology technologist, are there courses that are online that one can take to get certified in becoming a radiation therapist?

  3. Pamela M. Tivnan says:

    I am 41 years old and am going back to school for my 4 year old and want to be in a career that I can make good money and enjoy what I do. I would like a list of th above pay rates in the different states if it would no be trouble. Thank you Pamela Tivnan

  4. Jeremy Malvo says:

    I want to work as a radiation therapy I have a GI BILL paying my tuition with city college of SF. Please contact me regarding enrollment into the Kaiser Permanente Allied Health School in Richmond, Ca
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