Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008

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
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


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)
14,850 3.2 % $36.28 $75,450 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.03 $28.39 $35.05 $42.27 $50.17
Annual Wage (2) $47,910 $59,050 $72,910 $87,910 $104,350


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,850 $35.02 $72,840
Offices of Physicians 2,700 $39.79 $82,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 490 $41.18 $85,650
Employment Services 430 $38.53 $80,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 $38.65 $80,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 490 $41.18 $85,650
Offices of Physicians 2,700 $39.79 $82,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 $38.65 $80,390
Employment Services 430 $38.53 $80,150
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 330 $36.62 $76,170


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Idaho 230 $26.41 $54,930 0.035%
Nebraska 220 $31.66 $65,850 0.024%
District of Columbia 150 $31.71 $65,960 0.024%
Vermont 70 $29.36 $61,070 0.023%
Oklahoma 310 $27.23 $56,640 0.020%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 400 $44.36 $92,260 0.010%
California 1,720 $41.64 $86,620 0.011%
Montana 70 $41.61 $86,550 0.016%
Washington 370 $41.57 $86,470 0.013%
Oregon 200 $40.34 $83,900 0.012%


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Billings, MT 40 $45.34 $94,310 0.048%
Gainesville, FL 50 $35.01 $72,810 0.041%
Springfield, IL 40 (8) (8) 0.038%
Boise City-Nampa, ID 100 $26.77 $55,680 0.035%
Jackson, MS 80 $27.37 $56,930 0.032%

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Knoxville, TN 50 $51.00 $106,070 0.015%
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 $46.30 $96,310 0.008%
Billings, MT 40 $45.34 $94,310 0.048%
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 80 $45.26 $94,140 0.010%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 $45.24 $94,090 0.010%


About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2008 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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