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Radiation Therapists Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for radiation therapists in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of radiation therapists among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Radiation Therapists in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,430
25th Percentile Wage
$92,550
50th Percentile Wage
$113,530
75th Percentile Wage
$131,750
90th Percentile Wage
$158,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radiation therapists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $158,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,430.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.90
25th Percentile Wage
$44.50
50th Percentile Wage
$54.58
75th Percentile Wage
$63.34
90th Percentile Wage
$76.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for radiation therapists in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $76.00. The median hourly salary is $54.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.90.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of radiation therapists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016113,5304.24%15.10%
2015108,7206.31%-
2014101,8604.84%-
201396,9300.56%-
201296,390--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Radiation Therapists in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of radiation therapists in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of radiation therapists in state of California ranges from $92,190 to $138,470. The highest paying area for radiation therapists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $138,470. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $130,280). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $92,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$138,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$130,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$126,940
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$119,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$118,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$109,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$107,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$93,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$92,190



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