Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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
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)
21,670 2.0 % $32.91 $68,450 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.42 $27.71 $32.65 $38.28 $43.58
Annual Wage (2) $48,710 $57,640 $67,910 $79,630 $90,650


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 13,970 $32.57 $67,750
Offices of Physicians 5,110 $34.17 $71,070
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,410 $32.76 $68,150
Outpatient Care Centers 340 $31.35 $65,210
Employment Services 220 $29.15 $60,630

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of Physicians 5,110 $34.17 $71,070
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 $33.77 $70,250
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 $33.07 $68,780
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,410 $32.76 $68,150
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 $32.72 $68,060


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 Employment per thousand workers
Florida 2,450 $31.43 $65,360 0.333
Maryland 820 $38.22 $79,500 0.329
South Dakota 120 $26.85 $55,850 0.300
West Virginia 170 $24.44 $50,830 0.245
Alabama 450 $28.15 $58,560 0.241

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
California 1,640 $41.63 $86,590 0.113
New Jersey 650 $38.71 $80,520 0.169
Maryland 820 $38.22 $79,500 0.329
Washington 410 $38.14 $79,340 0.148
Nevada 70 $37.78 $78,590 0.063


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 Employment per thousand workers
Punta Gorda, FL 40 $33.94 $70,590 1.005
Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL 190 $31.21 $64,910 0.769
Ocala, FL 60 $28.85 $60,000 0.636
Sioux Falls, SD 70 $26.37 $54,850 0.544
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 100 $34.22 $71,190 0.500

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 $45.59 $94,830 0.080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 100 $45.30 $94,220 0.101
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 $44.89 $93,380 0.073
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 $44.69 $92,950 0.146
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 190 $44.48 $92,530 0.136


About May 2009 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 XLS files.

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.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 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: May 14, 2010

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