Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
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)
16,590 4.3 % $37.64 $78,290 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.49 $29.73 $36.05 $44.03 $53.15
Annual Wage (2) $50,950 $61,850 $74,980 $91,590 $110,550


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,760 0.19 $36.58 $76,080
Offices of Physicians 3,980 0.17 $39.01 $81,150
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 700 0.32 $39.84 $82,880
Outpatient Care Centers 670 0.11 $36.83 $76,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 400 0.01 $40.34 $83,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 700 0.32 $39.84 $82,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,760 0.19 $36.58 $76,080
Offices of Physicians 3,980 0.17 $39.01 $81,150
Outpatient Care Centers 670 0.11 $36.83 $76,610
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 230 0.10 $53.00 $110,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 230 0.10 $53.00 $110,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 400 0.01 $40.34 $83,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 700 0.32 $39.84 $82,880
Offices of Physicians 3,980 0.17 $39.01 $81,150
Employment Services (8) (8) $37.96 $78,960


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)
California 1,890 0.14 1.03 $44.30 $92,140
Florida 1,440 0.20 1.56 $37.71 $78,430
New York 1,290 0.15 1.18 $40.73 $84,720
Texas 1,030 0.10 0.78 $35.56 $73,960
Illinois 700 0.13 0.97 $38.65 $80,390




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)
Mississippi 290 0.27 2.06 $35.92 $74,710
Oklahoma 400 0.27 2.05 $38.21 $79,480
Vermont 80 0.27 2.04 $31.54 $65,610
Arizona 630 0.27 2.03 $37.27 $77,520
District of Columbia 140 0.23 1.73 $32.53 $67,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina 230 0.13 1.00 $44.36 $92,270
California 1,890 0.14 1.03 $44.30 $92,140
Washington 320 0.12 0.90 $43.64 $90,770
New Jersey 400 0.11 0.81 $42.81 $89,040
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) $42.44 $88,270

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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 580 0.35 2.66 $37.35 $77,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.14 1.10 $42.50 $88,400
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.13 1.00 $37.40 $77,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 420 0.17 1.30 $36.23 $75,360
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 330 0.18 1.41 $40.50 $84,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 310 0.19 1.43 $41.94 $87,230
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 2.26 $46.57 $96,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.11 0.84 $35.37 $73,580
Jacksonville, FL 240 0.43 3.29 $35.08 $72,970
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 230 0.21 1.62 $40.17 $83,540




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)
Gainesville, FL 60 0.47 3.62 $37.76 $78,530
Billings, MT 40 0.47 3.59 $34.21 $71,160
Jacksonville, FL 240 0.43 3.29 $35.08 $72,970
Oklahoma City, OK 200 0.35 2.71 $34.28 $71,300
Tulsa, OK 140 0.35 2.66 (8) (8)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 580 0.35 2.66 $37.35 $77,690
Roanoke, VA 40 0.30 2.31 $32.54 $67,680
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 2.26 $46.57 $96,860
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 50 0.23 1.74 $32.36 $67,300
Jackson, MS 50 0.23 1.73 $30.41 $63,250




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)
Port St. Lucie, FL (8) (8) (8) $61.85 $128,640
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 110 0.13 0.99 $47.20 $98,170
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 2.26 $46.57 $96,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 150 0.11 0.86 $46.51 $96,740
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.06 0.46 $45.92 $95,510
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.53 $94,690
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.12 0.91 $44.21 $91,960
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.08 0.64 $44.04 $91,610
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.17 1.31 $43.01 $89,450
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.13 0.97 $42.68 $88,770

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 3.11 $25.97 $54,010
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.36 $34.52 $71,800
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.88 $26.16 $54,410
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.94 $29.04 $60,400
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.70 $28.44 $59,150

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.41 3.11 $25.97 $54,010
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.70 $28.44 $59,150
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.94 $29.04 $60,400
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.88 $26.16 $54,410
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.73 $21.59 $44,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.97 $74,810
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.57 $73,990
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.66 $72,090
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.18 1.36 $34.52 $71,800
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.44 $69,560


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.

(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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