How Much do Radiation Therapists Make?

Do radiation therapists make a lot of money? What is the average pay for radiation therapists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiation therapists in the United States earn an average of $91,620 a year, equivalent to $44.05 an hour. Radiation therapists make 71% more than the average American worker.

Radiation therapists in California are the best paid, making $119,800 a year, while radiation therapists in Kansas make the least at $72,140.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Radiation Therapist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $61.84 $128,630
75th $50.88 $105,830
50th $41.14 $85,560
25th $33.74 $70,170
10th $28.50 $59,280
Radiation Therapist Wages by State

In what states do radiation therapists make the most? In what states do radiation therapists make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $42.25 $87,880
Arizona $44.93 $93,450
Arkansas $36.18 $75,260
California $57.60 $119,800
Colorado $45.33 $94,280
Connecticut $48.09 $100,040
Delaware $47.76 $99,350
Florida $40.41 $84,060
Georgia $42.12 $87,610
Hawaii $47.23 $98,240
Idaho $38.50 $80,070
Illinois $40.58 $84,420
Indiana $39.26 $81,660
Iowa $39.53 $82,220
Kansas $34.68 $72,140
Kentucky $37.11 $77,180
Louisiana $36.44 $75,800
Maryland $43.06 $89,570
Massachusetts $44.69 $92,950
Michigan $39.01 $81,140
Minnesota $40.39 $84,020
Mississippi $44.89 $93,370
Missouri $37.12 $77,200
Montana $45.24 $94,100
Nebraska $40.30 $83,810
Nevada $47.01 $97,780
New Hampshire $42.90 $89,230
New Jersey $51.26 $106,630
New Mexico $42.11 $87,590
New York $55.36 $115,150
North Carolina $38.06 $79,160
Ohio $42.20 $87,770
Oregon $50.87 $105,810
Pennsylvania $40.53 $84,310
Rhode Island $48.42 $100,720
South Carolina $46.67 $97,070
South Dakota $41.06 $85,410
Tennessee $35.47 $73,780
Texas $43.40 $90,270
Virginia $42.60 $88,600
Washington $48.86 $101,630
West Virginia $35.59 $74,030
Wisconsin $38.39 $79,850
Metro Areas Where Radiation Therapists Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Francisco, CA $68.41 $142,300
San Diego, CA $60.70 $126,260
Sacramento, CA $59.96 $124,720
New York, NY $59.17 $123,080
San Jose, CA $59.06 $122,840
Los Angeles, CA $56.28 $117,060
Killeen, TX $54.87 $114,120
Huntsville, AL $52.73 $109,680
Portland, OR $52.31 $108,800
Riverside, CA $51.09 $106,270
Radiation Therapist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $44.05 $91,620
2018 $41.70 $86,730
2017 $40.96 $85,190
2016 $40.86 $84,980
2015 $40.61 $84,460
2014 $40.25 $83,710
2013 $39.30 $81,740
2012 $38.66 $80,410
2011 $38.14 $79,340