Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
6,500 6.5 % $37.91 $78,850 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.95 $30.69 $38.59 $44.79 $49.88
Annual Wage (2) $47,730 $63,830 $80,260 $93,160 $103,750


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 4,220 1.08 $39.82 $82,820
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $34.78 $72,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 250 0.02 $28.02 $58,270
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 170 0.12 $35.90 $74,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 170 0.01 $44.50 $92,560

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 4,220 1.08 $39.82 $82,820
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 170 0.12 $35.90 $74,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 260 0.04 $34.78 $72,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 250 0.02 $28.02 $58,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 0.01 $35.58 $74,010

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 170 0.01 $44.50 $92,560
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,220 1.08 $39.82 $82,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $37.41 $77,810
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 170 0.12 $35.90 $74,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 0.01 $35.58 $74,010


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)
Pennsylvania 1,020 0.18 3.79 $37.34 $77,660
South Carolina 700 0.36 7.68 $39.16 $81,440
Illinois 440 0.07 1.59 $35.58 $74,000
North Carolina 400 0.10 2.04 $39.68 $82,540
New York 280 0.03 0.67 $42.96 $89,360




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 700 0.36 7.68 $39.16 $81,440
Idaho 220 0.34 7.18 $35.79 $74,440
Pennsylvania 1,020 0.18 3.79 $37.34 $77,660
Louisiana 220 0.11 2.38 $31.70 $65,940
North Carolina 400 0.10 2.04 $39.68 $82,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 250 0.02 0.34 $44.33 $92,210
New York 280 0.03 0.67 $42.96 $89,360
North Carolina 400 0.10 2.04 $39.68 $82,540
South Carolina 700 0.36 7.68 $39.16 $81,440
Texas (8) (8) (8) $38.31 $79,680





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 300 0.27 5.64 $36.36 $75,620
Idaho Falls, ID 210 3.55 75.30 $35.92 $74,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.05 0.97 $34.84 $72,470
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.99 $41.55 $86,430




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)
Idaho Falls, ID 210 3.55 75.30 $35.92 $74,710
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 5.64 $36.36 $75,620
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.99 $41.55 $86,430
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.05 0.97 $34.84 $72,470




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)
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.99 $41.55 $86,430
Pittsburgh, PA 300 0.27 5.64 $36.36 $75,620
Idaho Falls, ID 210 3.55 75.30 $35.92 $74,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.05 0.97 $34.84 $72,470


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016