Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
6,380 6.2 % $36.52 $75,960 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.32 $29.27 $35.91 $42.89 $49.23
Annual Wage (2) $46,430 $60,880 $74,690 $89,220 $102,400


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 4,180 1.07 $37.25 $77,470
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 330 0.02 $35.88 $74,630
Scientific Research and Development Services 230 0.04 $35.18 $73,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 200 0.02 $43.39 $90,250
Employment Services 110 0.00 $37.93 $78,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,180 1.07 $37.25 $77,470
Scientific Research and Development Services 230 0.04 $35.18 $73,160
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 200 0.02 $43.39 $90,250
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 330 0.02 $35.88 $74,630
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 0.00 $36.08 $75,040

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 200 0.02 $43.39 $90,250
Waste Treatment and Disposal (8) (8) $38.80 $80,700
Employment Services 110 (7) $37.93 $78,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,180 1.07 $37.25 $77,470
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 90 (7) $36.08 $75,040


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 1,110 0.20 4.15 $38.12 $79,290
South Carolina 510 0.27 5.78 $33.52 $69,710
New York 440 0.05 1.05 $40.89 $85,040
North Carolina 380 0.10 2.02 $35.74 $74,330
Tennessee 360 0.13 2.76 $32.15 $66,860




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 510 0.27 5.78 $33.52 $69,710
Pennsylvania 1,110 0.20 4.15 $38.12 $79,290
Tennessee 360 0.13 2.76 $32.15 $66,860
Idaho 80 0.12 2.57 $40.30 $83,820
Louisiana 220 0.11 2.42 $32.26 $67,100




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 310 0.02 0.43 $41.77 $86,870
New York 440 0.05 1.05 $40.89 $85,040
Idaho 80 0.12 2.57 $40.30 $83,820
Washington 260 0.09 1.89 $39.94 $83,080
Pennsylvania 1,110 0.20 4.15 $38.12 $79,290





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)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 260 2.57 54.53 $40.05 $83,310
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 4.67 $36.83 $76,610
Wilmington, NC 190 1.31 27.70 $37.02 $77,010
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.97 $40.87 $85,020
Knoxville, TN 100 0.31 6.56 $32.53 $67,670
Jackson, MS 60 0.23 4.79 $29.55 $61,460
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 50 0.09 1.86 $40.12 $83,450




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)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 260 2.57 54.53 $40.05 $83,310
Wilmington, NC 190 1.31 27.70 $37.02 $77,010
Knoxville, TN 100 0.31 6.56 $32.53 $67,670
Jackson, MS 60 0.23 4.79 $29.55 $61,460
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 4.67 $36.83 $76,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.97 $40.87 $85,020
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 50 0.09 1.86 $40.12 $83,450




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)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.09 1.97 $40.87 $85,020
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 50 0.09 1.86 $40.12 $83,450
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 260 2.57 54.53 $40.05 $83,310
Wilmington, NC 190 1.31 27.70 $37.02 $77,010
Pittsburgh, PA 250 0.22 4.67 $36.83 $76,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.59 $71,940
Richmond, VA (8) (8) (8) $33.43 $69,530
Knoxville, TN 100 0.31 6.56 $32.53 $67,670
Jackson, MS 60 0.23 4.79 $29.55 $61,460

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 8.10 $31.58 $65,690

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 8.10 $31.58 $65,690

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 8.10 $31.58 $65,690


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015