Radiation Therapists Salary Information

The salary statistics of radiation therapists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of radiation therapists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The radiation therapists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Radiation Therapists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,680
25th Percentile Wage
$64,630
50th Percentile Wage
$80,160
75th Percentile Wage
$100,800
90th Percentile Wage
$123,710

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radiation therapists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) radiation therapists is $123,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,680. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 130% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201680,160-0.07%3.24%
201580,2200.16%-
201480,0901.19%-
201379,1402.00%-
201277,560--

Table 2. Radiation Therapists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of radiation therapists in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for radiation therapists occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $92,830. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $76,220).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$92,830
Health Care and Social Assistance
$80,080
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,120
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,220

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Radiation Therapists by States

From the above tables we note that not only radiation therapists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of radiation therapists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $49,530 to $113,530. The highest paying state for radiation therapists is California with a median annual salary of $113,530. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $49,530. For more salary information of radiation therapists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$113,530
New Jersey
$100,040
Washington
$96,490
Oregon
$96,310
Rhode Island
$94,820
Connecticut
$93,270
Colorado
$90,950
Massachusetts
$88,700
New York
$88,150
Vermont
$87,540
New Hampshire
$85,690
Illinois
$84,920
Maryland
$84,310
Pennsylvania
$84,140
Florida
$82,360
Indiana
$81,260
Montana
$80,380
Kentucky
$79,470
Minnesota
$78,720
Missouri
$78,560
Wisconsin
$77,870
New Mexico
$77,650
District of Columbia
$77,010
Arizona
$76,690
Alabama
$76,350
Nevada
$76,060
Georgia
$75,570
Utah
$75,500
North Carolina
$74,910
Oklahoma
$74,760
Nebraska
$74,630
South Dakota
$73,940
Mississippi
$73,800
Michigan
$73,570
Ohio
$73,350
Wyoming
$72,500
South Carolina
$72,150
Maine
$71,830
Texas
$70,650
Iowa
$70,220
Virginia
$69,240
Tennessee
$69,210
Arkansas
$65,380
Louisiana
$65,250
North Dakota
$63,580
Kansas
$62,240
West Virginia
$49,530


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