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Radiation Protection Specialist Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$80,058 (USD)

Average Salary

$38/hr

Average Hourly

$1,481

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radiation Protection Specialist is $80,058 a year and $38 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Radiation Protection Specialist is between $57,256 and $98,874. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Tests x-ray equipment, inspects areas where equipment is used, and evaluates operating procedures to detect and control radiation hazards: visits hospitals, medical offices, and other establishments to test x-ray machines and fluoroscopes and to inspect premises.
  • Tests equipment to determine that kilovolt potential, alignment of components, and other elements of equipment meet standards for safe operation, using specialized instruments and procedures.
  • Operates equipment to determine need for calibration, repair, or replacement of tubes or other parts.
  • Measures density of lead shielding in walls, using radiometric equipment.
  • Computes cumulative radiation levels and refers to regulations to determine if amount of shielding is sufficient to absorb radiation emissions.
  • Examines license of equipment operator for authenticity and observes operating practices to determine competence of operator to use equipment.
  • Confers with physicians, dentists, and x-ray personnel to explain procedures and legal requirements pertaining to use of equipment.
  • Demonstrates exposure techniques to improve procedures and minimize amount of radiation delivered to patient and operator.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for proposed x-ray installations for conformance to legal requirements and radiation safety practices.
  • Contacts organizations submitting inadequate specifications to explain changes in shielding or layout needed to conform to regulations.
Radiation Protection Specialist Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Genetic Counselors

Job family population: 2,660

Estimated population of Radiation Protection Specialist jobs: 17

Rate of error: 7.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$92,810
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radiation Protection Specialist is $80,058 a year and $38 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Radiation Protection Specialist is between $57,256 and $98,874. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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