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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 cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,350
25th Percentile Wage
$92,180
50th Percentile Wage
$115,820
75th Percentile Wage
$135,430
90th Percentile Wage
$158,380

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 $158,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of radiation therapists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$115,820
1.98% 16.78%
2016
$113,530
4.24% -
2015
$108,720
6.31% -
2014
$101,860
4.84% -
2013
$96,930
0.56% -
2012
$96,390
- -

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 $139,480. The highest paying area for radiation therapists in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $139,480. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $129,550). 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
$139,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$129,550
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$129,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$129,000
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$118,140
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$114,150
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$113,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$110,580
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$104,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$93,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$92,190




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