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Radiation Therapist Average Salary in South Africa 2019

How much money does a Radiation Therapist make in South Africa?

92,454 ZAR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Radiation Therapist in South Africa typically earns around 92,454 ZAR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Radiation Therapist salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Radiation Therapist Salary Distribution in South Africa

Median and salary distribution monthly South Africa Radiation Therapist

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Radiation Therapist salaries in South Africa range between 43,453 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 136,832 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 90,605 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Radiation Therapist are earning less than 90,605 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 90,605 ZAR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Radiation Therapist are earning less than 60,326 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 60,326 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Radiation Therapist are earning less than 109,170 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 109,170 ZAR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Radiation Therapist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
49,990 ZAR
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
68,665 ZAR
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
77,069 ZAR
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
93,878 ZAR
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
110,686 ZAR
20+ Years    +16%  
127,961 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Radiation Therapist salaries by experience level. A Radiation Therapist with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 49,990 ZAR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 68,665 ZAR per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 77,069 ZAR per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Radiation Therapist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 93,878 ZAR per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 110,686 ZAR per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 127,961 ZAR per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly South Africa Radiation Therapist

Radiation Therapist Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
63,063 ZAR
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
92,477 ZAR
Master's Degree    +15%  
106,484 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Radiation Therapist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Radiation Therapist is 63,063 ZAR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 92,477 ZAR per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 106,484 ZAR per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly South Africa Radiation Therapist


Radiation Therapist Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
86,445 ZAR
Male    +16%  
99,850 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Radiation Therapist employees in South Africa earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa Radiation Therapist

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
81,822 ZAR
Public Sector    +28%  
104,473 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Radiation Therapist employees in South Africa earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly South Africa Radiation Therapist

Radiation Therapist Salary Trend and Forecast in South Africa

How are Radiation Therapist salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly South Africa Radiation Therapist
Average Salary 2016    =  
85,110 ZAR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
88,259 ZAR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
89,936 ZAR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
92,454 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Radiation Therapist salaries in South Africa are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Radiation Therapist Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

533 ZAR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa for Radiation Therapist is 533 ZAR. This means that the average Radiation Therapist in South Africa earns approximatly 533 ZAR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Radiation Therapist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Radiation Therapist and Health and Medical monthly South AfricaWe compared South Africa salaries for Radiation Therapist, Health and Medical, and All Jobs and we found that Radiation Therapist salaries are 112% more than those of Health and Medical. We also found out that Health and Medical salaries are 39% more than those of All Jobs.

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Anesthesiology Assistant35,651 ZAR-61%
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Biomedical Engineering Technician23,973 ZAR-74%
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Cardiovascular Technologist33,383 ZAR-64%
Central Sterile Processing Technician28,109 ZAR-70%
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Clinical Biochemist40,266 ZAR-56%
Clinical Cytogeneticist43,666 ZAR-53%
Clinical Data Reviewer28,636 ZAR-69%
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Clinical Field Associate28,697 ZAR-69%
Clinical Genetic Technologist29,500 ZAR-68%
Clinical Microbiologist34,041 ZAR-63%
Clinical Molecular Geneticist39,964 ZAR-57%
Clinical Neuropsychologist38,202 ZAR-59%
Clinical Research Coordinator33,323 ZAR-64%
Clinical Scientist46,738 ZAR-49%
CME Specialist36,440 ZAR-61%
CT Technologist30,620 ZAR-67%
Cytogenetic Technologist31,475 ZAR-66%
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer34,748 ZAR-62%
Dispensing Optician29,498 ZAR-68%
Dosimetrist43,444 ZAR-53%
EKG Technician29,527 ZAR-68%
Endoscopic Assistant25,629 ZAR-72%
Endoscopy Technician26,505 ZAR-71%
Enterostomal Therapist36,067 ZAR-61%
Epidemiologist51,834 ZAR-44%
FGP Ultrasound Techncian26,236 ZAR-72%
Health Systems Specialist31,672 ZAR-66%
Health Technologist33,664 ZAR-64%
Healthcare Data Analyst35,340 ZAR-62%
Hearing Aid Specialist32,228 ZAR-65%
Histotechnologist36,032 ZAR-61%
Immunologist57,697 ZAR-38%
Industrial Hygienist40,709 ZAR-56%
Infection Control Coordinator32,431 ZAR-65%
Infection Control Practitioner37,746 ZAR-59%
Infection Preventionist34,167 ZAR-63%
Informatics Practice Specialist35,886 ZAR-61%
Interventional Radiographer42,695 ZAR-54%
Lab Assistant23,485 ZAR-75%
Laboratory Manager43,700 ZAR-53%
Laboratory Technician24,996 ZAR-73%
Low Vision Therapist35,987 ZAR-61%
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Medical Courier17,284 ZAR-81%
Medical Equipment Preparer24,711 ZAR-73%
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Neuropsychology Testing Assistant22,936 ZAR-75%
Nuclear Medical Technician31,367 ZAR-66%
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist30,301 ZAR-67%
Nutrition Assistant30,888 ZAR-67%
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant31,423 ZAR-66%
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Operating Room Services Director75,426 ZAR-18%
Ophthalmic Assistant27,584 ZAR-70%
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician27,611 ZAR-70%
Optician58,667 ZAR-37%
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Orthoptist74,842 ZAR-19%
Orthotist74,915 ZAR-19%
Pathology Assistant26,450 ZAR-71%
Perfusionist83,646 ZAR-10%
Phlebotomist51,042 ZAR-45%
Pre Authorization Case Manager32,948 ZAR-64%
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Radiation Therapist92,454 ZAR=
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Radiographer60,876 ZAR-34%
Radiography Technologist33,766 ZAR-63%
Radiologic Technologist32,641 ZAR-65%
Radiology Technologist35,097 ZAR-62%
Respiratory Care Practitioner48,055 ZAR-48%
Respiratory Therapist46,330 ZAR-50%
Respiratory Therapy Technician30,169 ZAR-67%
Sonographer34,936 ZAR-62%
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Ultrasonographer27,949 ZAR-70%
Ultrasound Technologist29,054 ZAR-69%
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Salary Comparison By City

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Bloemfontein79,256 ZAR
Cape Town99,243 ZAR
Durban93,325 ZAR
Johannesburg88,416 ZAR
Port Elizabeth87,831 ZAR
Pretoria85,339 ZAR
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