Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

19-4051 Nuclear Technicians

Assist nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers, or other scientists in laboratory or production activities. May operate, maintain, or provide quality control for nuclear testing and research equipment. May monitor radiation.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
6,960 5.2 % $32.37 $67,330 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.51 $25.84 $32.73 $38.39 $45.14
Annual Wage (2) $40,570 $53,740 $68,090 $79,850 $93,890


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,140 0.79 $32.67 $67,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,010 0.08 $30.98 $64,430
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.10 $33.20 $69,050
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 420 0.04 $39.33 $81,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $28.03 $58,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,140 0.79 $32.67 $67,960
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.10 $33.20 $69,050
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,010 0.08 $30.98 $64,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 420 0.04 $39.33 $81,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $31.97 $66,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 420 0.04 $39.33 $81,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $35.01 $72,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 620 0.10 $33.20 $69,050
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,140 0.79 $32.67 $67,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises 150 0.01 $31.97 $66,490


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 1,260 0.72 13.21 $30.38 $63,200
California 660 0.05 0.86 $35.02 $72,840
Virginia 660 0.19 3.40 $28.79 $59,880
New York 430 0.05 0.93 $40.02 $83,240
Washington 390 0.14 2.61 $33.67 $70,020




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 1,260 0.72 13.21 $30.38 $63,200
Idaho 120 0.20 3.58 $35.66 $74,170
Virginia 660 0.19 3.40 $28.79 $59,880
Washington 390 0.14 2.61 $33.67 $70,020
Tennessee 280 0.11 1.99 $39.84 $82,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 430 0.05 0.93 $40.02 $83,240
Tennessee 280 0.11 1.99 $39.84 $82,870
Mississippi 60 0.05 0.95 $38.79 $80,690
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $37.80 $78,620
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $36.91 $76,780

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 370 3.88 70.90 $34.04 $70,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.09 1.55 $36.00 $74,890
Knoxville, TN 110 0.34 6.19 $36.44 $75,800
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 0.18 3.34 $47.35 $98,490
Pittsburgh, PA 100 0.09 1.72 $33.18 $69,010
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.28 $26.35 $54,810
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.68 $17.78 $36,980
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 30 0.03 0.60 $21.21 $44,110




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 370 3.88 70.90 $34.04 $70,810
Knoxville, TN 110 0.34 6.19 $36.44 $75,800
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 0.18 3.34 $47.35 $98,490
Pittsburgh, PA 100 0.09 1.72 $33.18 $69,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.09 1.55 $36.00 $74,890
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.28 $26.35 $54,810
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.68 $17.78 $36,980
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 30 0.03 0.60 $21.21 $44,110




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 110 0.18 3.34 $47.35 $98,490
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $37.80 $78,620
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.97 $76,900
Knoxville, TN 110 0.34 6.19 $36.44 $75,800
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.09 1.55 $36.00 $74,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.49 $71,740
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 370 3.88 70.90 $34.04 $70,810
Pittsburgh, PA 100 0.09 1.72 $33.18 $69,010
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (8) (8) (8) $32.14 $66,860
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.28 $26.35 $54,810


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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