Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
7,370 5.3 % $32.46 $67,520 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.69 $25.42 $32.71 $38.62 $45.11
Annual Wage (2) $40,950 $52,860 $68,030 $80,330 $93,830


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 3,460 0.88 $33.46 $69,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.15 $34.36 $71,470
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 870 0.07 $28.86 $60,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 510 0.05 $38.36 $79,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 210 0.01 $26.07 $54,230

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 3,460 0.88 $33.46 $69,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.15 $34.36 $71,470
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 870 0.07 $28.86 $60,020
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 510 0.05 $38.36 $79,780
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $27.85 $57,920

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 510 0.05 $38.36 $79,780
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.15 $34.36 $71,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 (7) $34.01 $70,750
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 3,460 0.88 $33.46 $69,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 870 0.07 $28.86 $60,020


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 1,110 0.63 10.89 (8) (8)
California 650 0.05 0.81 $38.66 $80,410
New York 510 0.06 1.06 $38.51 $80,090
Tennessee 500 0.19 3.36 $37.33 $77,650
Pennsylvania 480 0.09 1.51 $33.34 $69,350




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 1,110 0.63 10.89 (8) (8)
Tennessee 500 0.19 3.36 $37.33 $77,650
Idaho 110 0.19 3.26 $35.85 $74,570
Pennsylvania 480 0.09 1.51 $33.34 $69,350
North Carolina 320 0.08 1.46 $32.08 $66,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 650 0.05 0.81 $38.66 $80,410
New York 510 0.06 1.06 $38.51 $80,090
Tennessee 500 0.19 3.36 $37.33 $77,650
Massachusetts 170 0.05 0.92 $36.32 $75,530
Idaho 110 0.19 3.26 $35.85 $74,570





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)
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 3.89 $34.16 $71,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 1.47 $36.57 $76,070
Knoxville, TN 80 0.25 4.29 $35.80 $74,460




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)
Knoxville, TN 80 0.25 4.29 $35.80 $74,460
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 3.89 $34.16 $71,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 1.47 $36.57 $76,070




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 140 0.08 1.47 $36.57 $76,070
Knoxville, TN 80 0.25 4.29 $35.80 $74,460
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $35.41 $73,640
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 3.89 $34.16 $71,060
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $33.05 $68,740
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC (8) (8) (8) $32.71 $68,040
Baltimore-Towson, MD (8) (8) (8) $23.53 $48,940


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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