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Medical Physicist Salary

$139,119 (USD)

Average Salary

$67/hr

Average Hourly

$5,203

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Medical Physicist is $139,119 a year and $67 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Medical Physicist is between $95,956 and $173,373. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Medical Physicist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Utilizes knowledge and methodology of science of physics to all aspects of medicine to address problems related to diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
  • Advises and consults with physicians in such applications as use of ionizing radiation in diagnosis, therapy, treatment planning with externally delivered radiation, as well as use of internally implanted radioactive sources; the complete subject of x-ray equipment, calibration, and dosimetry; medical uses of ultrasound and infrared; bioelectrical investigation of brain and heart; mathematical analysis and applications of computers in medicine; formulation of radiation protection guides and procedures specific to hospital environment; and development of instrumentation for improved patient care and clinical service.
Medical Physicist Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

Job family population: 120,320

Estimated population of Medical Physicist jobs: 21,205

Rate of error: 2.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$161,277
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Medical Physicist Job Listings for United States

Medical Physicist
Nov 7
Grand Terrace, United States
e+CancerCare
The Medical physicist shall direct the physics program, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, nurses and other specialties in physics related activities. Responsibilities : * Direct acceptance testing ...
Radiation Physicist
Oct 18
La Jolla, United States
Scripps Health
Degree in Radiological Medical Physics or related field from an accredited program. Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: * Experience with Varian, Brainlab equipment, and ...
Leader Medical Affairs - CT + a 5% Signing Reward
Dec 2
Tustin, United States
Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc.
Other - PhD and/or MD medical imaging physics, engineering, or one of the clinical sciences. * 10 years Experience as a Medical Physicist, Scientist, or MD in a clinical hospital or clinical research ...
Travel Dosimetrist - Cedar Rapids
Dec 4
Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
One Staff Medical
... medical physicist and radiation oncologist. Experience Requirements: Minimum 1 year of current work experience in Travel Dosimetrist Iowa state Healthcare Provider license or willing to obtain This ...
Dosimetrist
Nov 26
Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Mercy Medical Center
... Medical Physicist and Radiation Oncologist. YourMembership. Keywords: Medical Dosimetrist, Location: Cedar Rapids, IA - 52401

The average pay for a Medical Physicist is $139,119 a year and $67 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Medical Physicist is between $95,956 and $173,373. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Medical Physicist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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La Jolla, United States
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Degree in Radiological Medical Physics or related field from an accredited program. Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: * Experience with Varian, Brainlab equipment, and ...
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