Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
18,380 5.2 % $38.14 $79,340 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.62 $30.07 $36.84 $45.23 $54.10
Annual Wage (2) $51,210 $62,540 $76,630 $94,080 $112,540


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 9,880 0.19 $36.97 $76,900
Offices of Physicians 5,070 0.22 $39.63 $82,440
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.14 $37.61 $78,230
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 710 0.32 $41.54 $86,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $40.11 $83,430

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 710 0.32 $41.54 $86,400
Offices of Physicians 5,070 0.22 $39.63 $82,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,880 0.19 $36.97 $76,900
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.14 $37.61 $78,230
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 220 0.10 $44.10 $91,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 220 0.10 $44.10 $91,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 710 0.32 $41.54 $86,400
Employment Services (8) (8) $40.41 $84,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $40.11 $83,430
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $39.72 $82,620


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 1,590 0.11 0.79 $44.97 $93,530
Florida 1,410 0.20 1.38 $36.57 $76,080
Texas 990 0.10 0.67 $36.57 $76,060
Pennsylvania 920 0.17 1.15 $37.38 $77,740
Arizona 740 0.31 2.18 $36.27 $75,440




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)
Arizona 740 0.31 2.18 $36.27 $75,440
Mississippi 290 0.27 1.87 $36.22 $75,340
Vermont 70 0.25 1.74 $35.85 $74,560
Oklahoma 310 0.21 1.46 $40.71 $84,670
Montana 90 0.20 1.41 $38.42 $79,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,590 0.11 0.79 $44.97 $93,530
Washington 320 0.12 0.81 $44.55 $92,670
New Jersey 490 0.13 0.91 $43.65 $90,790
South Carolina 230 0.13 0.89 $43.59 $90,670
New York (8) (8) (8) $43.50 $90,480





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-Glendale, AZ 620 0.36 2.53 $37.13 $77,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.13 0.92 $43.06 $89,560
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 450 0.25 1.73 $39.62 $82,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 420 0.16 1.14 $37.79 $78,600
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 350 0.21 1.44 $42.94 $89,310
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 260 0.22 1.51 $46.65 $97,040
Jacksonville, FL 260 0.45 3.14 $35.44 $73,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 250 0.07 0.49 $36.89 $76,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 250 0.23 1.58 $39.84 $82,870
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.36 2.54 $33.48 $69,640




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)
Dothan, AL 30 0.55 3.86 $34.32 $71,380
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 60 0.50 3.50 $34.47 $71,700
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 120 0.48 3.37 $46.49 $96,690
Billings, MT 40 0.48 3.38 $42.46 $88,320
Jacksonville, FL 260 0.45 3.14 $35.44 $73,710
Gainesville, FL 50 0.41 2.85 $38.12 $79,290
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.39 2.75 $31.97 $66,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 620 0.36 2.53 $37.13 $77,230
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.36 2.54 $33.48 $69,640
Roanoke, VA 50 0.33 2.31 $33.47 $69,620




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)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.48 $49.31 $102,570
Tulsa, OK 120 0.30 2.06 $48.88 $101,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.28 $100,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 120 0.14 0.95 $47.99 $99,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 120 0.09 0.60 $47.08 $97,930
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 260 0.22 1.51 $46.65 $97,040
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 120 0.48 3.37 $46.49 $96,690
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 70 0.09 0.62 $46.18 $96,050
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.15 1.06 $46.07 $95,830
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $45.84 $95,350

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.39 $35.06 $72,930
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 2.67 $26.52 $55,160
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.80 $26.92 $55,980
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.90 $27.59 $57,390
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.65 $35.08 $72,970

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 0.38 2.67 $26.52 $55,160
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.23 $28.79 $59,880
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.90 $27.59 $57,390
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.80 $26.92 $55,980
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.76 $29.30 $60,940

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.61 $80,310
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.71 $76,350
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.65 $35.08 $72,970
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.39 $35.06 $72,930
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $33.95 $70,610


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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