Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
16,950 4.7 % $39.30 $81,740 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.48 $30.91 $38.05 $46.18 $55.24
Annual Wage (2) $53,010 $64,300 $79,140 $96,050 $114,900


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 10,230 0.19 $38.01 $79,050
Offices of Physicians 4,110 0.17 $41.79 $86,920
Outpatient Care Centers 740 0.11 $41.28 $85,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 640 0.27 $43.51 $90,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 340 0.01 $39.79 $82,760

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 640 0.27 $43.51 $90,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,230 0.19 $38.01 $79,050
Offices of Physicians 4,110 0.17 $41.79 $86,920
Outpatient Care Centers 740 0.11 $41.28 $85,860
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 250 0.10 $38.33 $79,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 100 (7) $50.60 $105,260
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 640 0.27 $43.51 $90,490
Offices of Physicians 4,110 0.17 $41.79 $86,920
Outpatient Care Centers 740 0.11 $41.28 $85,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 340 0.01 $39.79 $82,760


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 2,030 0.23 1.84 $46.53 $96,770
California 1,070 0.07 0.57 $47.23 $98,230
Pennsylvania 1,010 0.18 1.40 $36.19 $75,270
Florida 990 0.13 1.04 $38.61 $80,310
Texas 800 0.07 0.57 $39.36 $81,870




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 80 0.27 2.08 $36.21 $75,320
New York 2,030 0.23 1.84 $46.53 $96,770
Mississippi 220 0.20 1.55 $34.11 $70,960
Tennessee 520 0.19 1.52 $32.92 $68,480
Pennsylvania 1,010 0.18 1.40 $36.19 $75,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 300 0.18 1.44 $50.54 $105,120
Washington 250 0.09 0.68 $48.77 $101,440
New Jersey 590 0.15 1.20 $47.29 $98,370
California 1,070 0.07 0.57 $47.23 $98,230
New York 2,030 0.23 1.84 $46.53 $96,770





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 410 0.22 1.75 $38.33 $79,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 320 0.18 1.44 $42.45 $88,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 310 0.13 1.04 $42.17 $87,710
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 300 0.25 1.92 $48.26 $100,390
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 0.77 $41.55 $86,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.52 $44.94 $93,470
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.20 1.55 $35.36 $73,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.50 $37.00 $76,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 230 0.13 1.02 $36.12 $75,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 210 0.12 0.93 $37.35 $77,690




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)
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 80 0.38 3.01 $34.10 $70,920
Tallahassee, FL 60 0.35 2.75 $38.43 $79,930
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 100 0.33 2.56 $34.61 $71,990
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 110 0.32 2.50 $36.00 $74,870
Winston-Salem, NC 60 0.31 2.45 $40.05 $83,300
Asheville, NC 50 0.31 2.43 $34.14 $71,020
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.29 2.27 $40.76 $84,780
Knoxville, TN 90 0.28 2.17 $31.31 $65,130
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 200 0.28 2.18 $34.15 $71,040
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 90 0.28 2.20 $37.88 $78,780




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 80 0.07 0.58 $56.48 $117,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 70 0.08 0.62 $54.96 $114,310
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $53.00 $110,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 160 0.11 0.84 $51.25 $106,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $50.71 $105,470
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.81 $101,520
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 300 0.25 1.92 $48.26 $100,390
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $48.10 $100,050
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.18 1.40 $47.49 $98,780
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 60 0.13 1.00 $46.76 $97,270

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.65 $34.05 $70,830
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.20 $27.75 $57,720
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.16 $36.27 $75,450
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.89 $30.31 $63,050
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.04 $29.20 $60,740

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 Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 2.20 $27.75 $57,720
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.89 $30.31 $63,050
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.65 $34.05 $70,830
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.46 $28.42 $59,110
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.16 $36.27 $75,450

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.16 $36.27 $75,450
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.85 $74,570
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.40 $73,620
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.31 $73,440
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.21 1.65 $34.05 $70,830


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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