Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies utilizing a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

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)
18,120 3.3 % $29.22 $60,780 3.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.78 $23.99 $27.91 $32.97 $38.35
Annual Wage (2) $43,220 $49,910 $58,060 $68,570 $79,780

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 12,360 $27.64 $57,480
Offices of physicians 3,510 $33.74 $70,190
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 1,000 $29.81 $62,000
Employment services 660 $35.10 $73,010
Other hospitals 140 $26.85 $55,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Employment services 660 $35.10 $73,010
Offices of physicians 3,510 $33.74 $70,190
Outpatient care centers 100 $29.98 $62,370
Medical and diagnostic laboratories 1,000 $29.81 $62,000
Colleges and universities 70 $29.30 $60,940

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
South Dakota 120 $23.52 $48,910 0.032%
West Virginia 170 $24.30 $50,550 0.025%
Michigan 980 $28.71 $59,720 0.023%
District of Columbia 140 $24.99 $51,970 0.023%
Illinois 1,290 $30.80 $64,070 0.022%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Maryland 370 $33.30 $69,250 0.015%
New Jersey 640 $32.75 $68,120 0.016%
California 1,470 $32.24 $67,070 0.010%
Rhode Island 60 $31.47 $65,450 0.012%
Washington 270 $31.23 $64,950 0.010%

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
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 80 $22.58 $46,960 0.067%
Lima, OH MSA 30 $25.19 $52,390 0.040%
New Haven-Meriden, CT PMSA 80 $33.39 $69,450 0.031%
Charleston, WV MSA 40 $25.34 $52,710 0.031%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA 50 $24.94 $51,870 0.029%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Jose, CA PMSA 40 $38.45 $79,970 0.005%
Sacramento, CA PMSA 70 $35.60 $74,060 0.009%
Newark, NJ PMSA 160 $35.41 $73,660 0.017%
Baltimore, MD PMSA 210 $34.13 $71,000 0.017%
San Diego, CA MSA 100 $34.10 $70,920 0.008%

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.

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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