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Radiation Physicist in the United States

How much does a Radiation Physicist earn in the United States? The average Radiation Physicist salary in the United States is $187,814 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $163,519 and $210,518. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Ensures the quality of care in the use of radiation-producing sources and imaging equipment and the protection of patients and staff from radiation. Calibrates all radiation therapy equipment, conducts X-ray machine performance surveys, and implements procedures to ensure quality control for electronic imaging devices. Recommends radiation safety procedures. Informs staff in radiation safety practices. May require an advanced degree of radiation physics. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.

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  1. This Job:

    Radiation Physicist

    4 - 7 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Diagnostic Imaging Supervisor

    3 - 5 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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