The salary range for hospital jobs varies based on an employee's level of education and experience; for example, licensed practical nurses earn an average of $42,490 per year, while registered nurses earn an average of $66,640 per year, as of 2015. A radiation therapist earns roughly $80,090 per year.
There are a range of hospital jobs, and there are huge gaps in wages between jobs. For instance, a radiologic and MRI technician requires an Associate degree to enter the field and has an average salary of $57,370. By contrast, a physician’s assistant requires a master’s degree and starts at an average salary of $95,820. Physicians and surgeons hold the top-paying hospital jobs, with average salaries greater than $187,200 per year.