Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

29-1124 Radiation Therapists

Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
14,040 5.0 % $30.18 $62,780 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.48 $23.90 $29.06 $34.71 $41.44
Annual Wage (2) $40,510 $49,700 $60,450 $72,190 $86,190

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General medical and surgical hospitals 9,830 $29.07 $60,460
Offices of physicians 2,310 $34.77 $72,310
Outpatient care centers 770 $30.82 $64,110
Other hospitals 330 $32.83 $68,290
Colleges and universities 210 $30.96 $64,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Employment services 50 $35.77 $74,410
Offices of physicians 2,310 $34.77 $72,310
Other hospitals 330 $32.83 $68,290
Offices of other health practitioners 50 $31.81 $66,160
Colleges and universities 210 $30.96 $64,390

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
North Dakota 160 $22.59 $46,990 0.049%
District of Columbia 200 $24.84 $51,670 0.033%
Arkansas 340 $26.53 $55,190 0.030%
Massachusetts 780 $37.83 $78,690 0.025%
Idaho 140 $26.07 $54,220 0.024%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Massachusetts 780 $37.83 $78,690 0.025%
Nevada 170 $33.87 $70,450 0.015%
California 720 $33.85 $70,400 0.005%
New Jersey 330 $33.70 $70,090 0.008%
Washington 200 $33.62 $69,920 0.008%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Fort Smith, AR-OK MSA 80 $24.08 $50,080 0.081%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR MSA 210 $27.52 $57,240 0.067%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 590 $37.36 $77,710 0.031%
Baton Rouge, LA MSA 80 $25.40 $52,840 0.027%
New Orleans, LA MSA 120 $25.64 $53,340 0.020%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Reno, NV MSA (7) $41.05 $85,390 (7)
San Jose, CA PMSA 50 $39.89 $82,960 0.006%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA 60 $37.42 $77,840 0.005%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 590 $37.36 $77,710 0.031%
New York, NY PMSA 300 $36.78 $76,500 0.007%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimate not released.

All Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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