How much does a Chief Medical Physicist make in the United States? The average Chief Medical Physicist salary in the United States is $275,399 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $258,913 and $308,282. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Chief Medical Physicist Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chief Medical Physicist Salary $243,903 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Chief Medical Physicist Salary $258,913 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Chief Medical Physicist Salary $275,399 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Chief Medical Physicist Salary $308,282 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Chief Medical Physicist Salary $338,220 US June 27, 2024
25% $258,913 10% $243,903 90% $338,220 75% $308,282 $275,399 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Chief Medical Physicist need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Planning: An act or process of making or carrying out plans. Establishment of goals, policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit city planning business planning.


Radiology: Recording, analyzing, and measuring brain activities through electroencephalogram tests to detect, diagnose, and treat brain disorders.


Patient Care: Patient care refers to the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of physical and mental well-being through services offered by health professionals.

Planning 10.91%
Radiology 4.73%
Patient Care 0.92%
Others 83.44%
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Job Description for Chief Medical Physicist

Chief Medical Physicist oversees the medical physics department and the development of treatment plans for radiation oncology patients. Has overall responsibility for the delivery of radiation treatment services, including external beam hyperthermia, brachytherapy radiation treatment programs, and prostate seed implantation. Being a Chief Medical Physicist ensures department services comply with all applicable regulations. Requires a master's degree in medical physics or equivalent field. Additionally, Chief Medical Physicist requires certification from the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or similar certifying body. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Chief Medical Physicist works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in "solution" or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. To be a Chief Medical Physicist typically requires 10+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Chief Medical Physicist salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chief Medical Physicist, the highest Chief Medical Physicist salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chief Medical Physicist salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chief Medical Physicist salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chief Medical Physicist salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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