Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
18,230 5.1 % $38.66 $80,410 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.86 $30.45 $37.29 $45.57 $54.72
Annual Wage (2) $51,720 $63,340 $77,560 $94,790 $113,810


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 10,010 0.19 $37.19 $77,360
Offices of Physicians 4,700 0.20 $40.93 $85,140
Outpatient Care Centers 980 0.15 $38.49 $80,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 820 0.36 $42.09 $87,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 360 0.01 $39.03 $81,170

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 820 0.36 $42.09 $87,540
Offices of Physicians 4,700 0.20 $40.93 $85,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,010 0.19 $37.19 $77,360
Outpatient Care Centers 980 0.15 $38.49 $80,050
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 260 0.11 $40.34 $83,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 820 0.36 $42.09 $87,540
Employment Services (8) (8) $41.39 $86,090
Offices of Physicians 4,700 0.20 $40.93 $85,140
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 260 0.11 $40.34 $83,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 360 0.01 $39.03 $81,170


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)
New York 2,490 0.29 2.08 $44.32 $92,190
California 1,320 0.09 0.66 $46.87 $97,480
Florida 1,190 0.16 1.17 $38.42 $79,920
Pennsylvania 970 0.17 1.24 $36.41 $75,740
Texas 940 0.09 0.64 $36.29 $75,470




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)
Vermont 90 0.32 2.29 $36.50 $75,910
Mississippi 330 0.31 2.20 $36.84 $76,630
New York 2,490 0.29 2.08 $44.32 $92,190
Arizona 550 0.23 1.62 $36.30 $75,510
Montana 90 0.21 1.52 $38.90 $80,910




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 340 0.21 1.51 $47.81 $99,440
Washington 300 0.11 0.77 $47.58 $98,970
California 1,320 0.09 0.66 $46.87 $97,480
New Jersey 550 0.14 1.03 $44.69 $92,960
New York 2,490 0.29 2.08 $44.32 $92,190





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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 500 0.28 1.97 $38.27 $79,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 410 0.24 1.70 $37.32 $77,630
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 370 0.14 1.01 $36.81 $76,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.09 0.67 $45.29 $94,200
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.19 1.33 $41.49 $86,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 0.87 $37.49 $77,980
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.36 2.57 $34.04 $70,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.14 0.98 $33.71 $70,120
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 230 0.06 0.45 $35.60 $74,050
New Haven, CT 230 0.83 5.94 $51.74 $107,620




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)
New Haven, CT 230 0.83 5.94 $51.74 $107,620
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 70 0.52 3.70 $34.72 $72,230
Billings, MT 40 0.49 3.49 $43.41 $90,300
Gainesville, FL 50 0.42 3.04 $38.87 $80,860
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 70 0.37 2.61 $33.41 $69,500
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 250 0.36 2.57 $34.04 $70,810
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.34 2.47 $35.31 $73,440
Winston-Salem, NC 60 0.32 2.28 $39.28 $81,700
Jackson, MS 80 0.30 2.15 $34.16 $71,060
Appleton, WI 30 0.30 2.14 $37.13 $77,230




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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.11 0.77 $54.07 $112,460
New Haven, CT 230 0.83 5.94 $51.74 $107,620
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 0.53 $50.83 $105,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 0.81 $50.38 $104,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.06 0.46 $49.47 $102,900
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $49.20 $102,350
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 210 0.17 1.22 $48.75 $101,400
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 0.60 $48.10 $100,040
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $47.01 $97,780
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 1.13 $46.86 $97,470

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 0.39 2.78 $26.98 $56,120
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.21 $35.43 $73,690
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.20 $27.46 $57,110
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.91 $27.70 $57,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.41 $34.46 $71,670

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 0.39 2.78 $26.98 $56,120
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 2.33 $30.69 $63,830
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 2.23 $28.44 $59,160
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.91 $27.70 $57,620
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.70 $28.80 $59,900

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $48.34 $100,550
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $36.82 $76,580
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 0.90 $35.79 $74,440
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.21 $35.43 $73,690
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.41 $34.46 $71,670


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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