Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
16,380 2.7 % $40.25 $83,710 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.77 $31.22 $38.51 $46.72 $56.82
Annual Wage (2) $53,590 $64,930 $80,090 $97,190 $118,180


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 10,200 0.19 $39.48 $82,120
Offices of Physicians 3,820 0.16 $41.43 $86,160
Outpatient Care Centers 770 0.11 $42.91 $89,240
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 760 0.31 $44.30 $92,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 $41.37 $86,050

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 760 0.31 $44.30 $92,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,200 0.19 $39.48 $82,120
Offices of Physicians 3,820 0.16 $41.43 $86,160
Outpatient Care Centers 770 0.11 $42.91 $89,240
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 150 0.06 $38.82 $80,750

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 760 0.31 $44.30 $92,150
Outpatient Care Centers 770 0.11 $42.91 $89,240
Employment Services 60 (7) $41.60 $86,540
Offices of Physicians 3,820 0.16 $41.43 $86,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 270 0.01 $41.37 $86,050


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)
Florida 1,290 0.17 1.38 $44.35 $92,240
New York 1,230 0.14 1.16 $44.21 $91,950
California 1,070 0.07 0.58 $49.87 $103,720
Texas 950 0.08 0.70 $36.92 $76,800
Pennsylvania 780 0.14 1.13 $36.72 $76,380




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)
Connecticut 340 0.21 1.69 $49.68 $103,340
Alabama 400 0.21 1.77 $35.07 $72,950
Oklahoma 310 0.20 1.63 $39.08 $81,300
Vermont 50 0.18 1.48 $40.97 $85,220
New Hampshire 110 0.18 1.48 $39.60 $82,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,070 0.07 0.58 $49.87 $103,720
Connecticut 340 0.21 1.69 $49.68 $103,340
New Jersey 510 0.13 1.09 $48.55 $100,990
Washington 330 0.11 0.93 $47.02 $97,800
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) $46.01 $95,700





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.12 1.01 $49.89 $103,770
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 410 0.34 2.84 $55.25 $114,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 360 0.20 1.64 $41.45 $86,210
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.09 0.74 $40.77 $84,810
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.14 1.15 $43.22 $89,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.17 1.41 $40.48 $84,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.07 0.60 $47.18 $98,120
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 290 0.23 1.90 $48.67 $101,230
St. Louis, MO-IL 280 0.21 1.76 $36.65 $76,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.10 0.79 $42.78 $88,970




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)
Tuscaloosa, AL 40 0.39 3.24 $38.90 $80,920
Tallahassee, FL 60 0.38 3.15 $48.50 $100,880
Asheville, NC 70 0.38 3.11 $33.83 $70,370
Winston-Salem, NC 80 0.37 3.04 $40.23 $83,680
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 120 0.35 2.91 $38.40 $79,860
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 410 0.34 2.84 $55.25 $114,920
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 180 0.30 2.44 $32.53 $67,650
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 30 0.28 2.30 (8) (8)
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 150 0.28 2.31 $29.57 $61,510
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.27 2.24 $36.96 $76,880




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 60 0.05 0.44 $56.93 $118,410
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 410 0.34 2.84 $55.25 $114,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.09 0.74 $55.24 $114,900
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 70 0.05 0.45 $55.15 $114,720
New Haven, CT (8) (8) (8) $53.96 $112,240
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 1.15 $52.52 $109,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 1.03 $52.26 $108,700
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 660 0.12 1.01 $49.89 $103,770
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 190 0.15 1.25 $49.06 $102,040
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 290 0.23 1.90 $48.67 $101,230

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)
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.30 $36.78 $76,510
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.43 $35.04 $72,880
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.97 $30.87 $64,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.89 $35.08 $72,970
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.20 $31.46 $65,430

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)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.20 $31.46 $65,430
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.97 $30.87 $64,220
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.43 $35.04 $72,880
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.30 $36.78 $76,510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.89 $35.08 $72,970

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 0.16 1.30 $36.78 $76,510
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 0.89 $35.08 $72,970
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 1.43 $35.04 $72,880
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 2.20 $31.46 $65,430
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.97 $30.87 $64,220


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