Radiation Therapist Salary

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How Much Do Radiation Therapists Make?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that radiation therapists make a median annual income of $82,790 or $40 per hour. The lowest 10% of radiation therapists earned less than $61,030 and the highest 10% earned more than $128,550.

Do Radiation Therapists Get Paid Well?

Radiation Therapists are paid well—they earn more than the average worker in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average salary for radiation therapists is $82,790 per year. This is 97 percent more than the average salary for all occupations, which is $45,760.

How Much Do Radiation Therapists Make Starting Out?

The BLS does not provide average compensation data for entry-level positions for radiation therapists just starting out, but the bottom 25% of radiation therapists earn $75,490 each year according to the BLS.

How Many Radiation Therapists Are There In The United States?

In 2021, there were 17,700 radiation therapists in the United States. The BLS predicts the number of radiation therapists will increase by 9 percent, approximately 1,600 jobs, by 2030.

Where Can Radiation Therapists Earn The Most?

Radiation Therapists' salaries depend on location and work setting. According to the BLS, radiation therapists earn the most in the following industries: general medical and surgical hospitals, offices of physicians and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse). The metropolitan areas with the highest pay for radiation therapists are:

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA - $169,080
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - $159,660
  3. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - $131,960

How Much Do Radiation Therapists Earn In Each State?

The table below compares radiation therapists salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of radiation therapists in each state as well as the number of radiation therapists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have salary and employment statistics.

Radiation Therapist Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Oklahoma
-
300
0.194
Connecticut
$99,680
140
0.091
Hawaii
$96,080
-
-
Colorado
$94,520
290
0.112
New Hampshire
$92,670
80
0.124
Arizona
$91,910
270
0.095
Nevada
$90,210
160
0.129
Massachusetts
$90,060
380
0.114
Vermont
$89,480
40
0.125
Maryland
$89,350
330
0.130
Idaho
$88,700
100
0.135
Texas
$87,670
1760
0.145
South Carolina
$87,040
240
0.121
Maine
$86,940
70
0.114
Ohio
$85,000
520
0.101
Montana
$84,030
60
0.141
Illinois
$83,810
580
0.104
Pennsylvania
$83,640
590
0.107
Mississippi
$83,470
150
0.135
South Dakota
$83,080
30
0.076
Utah
$82,800
80
0.052
Georgia
$82,660
320
0.074
Virginia
$82,420
370
0.101
Minnesota
$81,490
420
0.156
District of Columbia
$81,230
130
0.183
New Mexico
$81,180
80
0.100
North Carolina
$80,420
550
0.128
Kentucky
$78,750
240
0.134
Florida
$78,170
1150
0.136
Wisconsin
$78,160
900
0.331
Nebraska
$77,270
120
0.123
Indiana
$77,100
450
0.154
Michigan
$77,060
430
0.109
Missouri
$75,760
480
0.177
Alabama
$75,550
440
0.232
Louisiana
$75,450
200
0.111
Tennessee
$75,130
430
0.148
West Virginia
$74,780
40
0.063
Arkansas
$70,830
100
0.082
Iowa
$70,500
140
0.097
Kansas
$65,680
240
0.179
California
$123,800
1260
0.077
New York
$104,970
1320
0.152
Oregon
$104,820
190
0.105
Rhode Island
$103,970
-
-
Washington
$102,920
300
0.095
New Jersey
$101,660
650
0.172
Delaware
$101,140
50
0.116