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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Radiation Therapists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,530
25th Percentile Wage
$66,400
50th Percentile Wage
$80,570
75th Percentile Wage
$101,030
90th Percentile Wage
$123,020

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 $123,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,530. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 121% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$80,570
0.51% 3.74%
2016
$80,160
-0.07% -
2015
$80,220
0.16% -
2014
$80,090
1.19% -
2013
$79,140
2.00% -
2012
$77,560
- -

Table 2. Radiation Therapists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of radiation therapists in 5 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 $96,350. The lowest paying sector is the management of companies and enterprises sector (annual salary $63,480).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$96,350
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$84,980
Health Care and Social Assistance
$80,490
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$76,220
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$63,480

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 $51,280 to $115,820. The highest paying state for radiation therapists is California with a median annual salary of $115,820. The lowest paying state is West Virginia with a median annual salary of $51,280. For more salary information of radiation therapists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$115,820
Oregon
$101,640
New Jersey
$101,450
Connecticut
$98,940
Washington
$96,530
Delaware
$95,840
Rhode Island
$94,820
New York
$92,950
Massachusetts
$92,400
Colorado
$90,180
Vermont
$88,910
New Hampshire
$88,420
Pennsylvania
$85,440
New Mexico
$84,570
Maryland
$83,600
Illinois
$82,570
South Carolina
$82,430
Kentucky
$81,820
Idaho
$81,140
Mississippi
$80,520
Florida
$80,140
Indiana
$79,930
Alaska
$78,840
District of Columbia
$78,500
Georgia
$77,910
Montana
$77,850
Minnesota
$77,780
Iowa
$77,540
Utah
$77,120
Maine
$76,520
South Dakota
$76,240
Nevada
$76,240
North Carolina
$76,160
Alabama
$76,130
Missouri
$76,090
Texas
$75,740
Arizona
$75,650
Virginia
$74,870
Michigan
$74,560
Ohio
$74,450
Wisconsin
$72,500
Wyoming
$72,500
Nebraska
$71,530
Tennessee
$71,230
Oklahoma
$70,960
Louisiana
$67,680
Arkansas
$66,930
Kansas
$65,310
North Dakota
$63,580
West Virginia
$51,280



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