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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
7,230 6.7 % $38.45 $79,970 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.95 $29.37 $38.05 $46.69 $55.13
Annual Wage (2) $49,820 $61,090 $79,140 $97,120 $114,670


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 4,360 1.11 $40.77 $84,790
Scientific Research and Development Services 610 0.09 (8) (8)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 570 0.58 $35.19 $73,200
Employment Services 330 0.01 $39.48 $82,130
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 280 0.02 $36.18 $75,250

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 4,360 1.11 $40.77 $84,790
Waste Treatment and Disposal 570 0.58 $35.19 $73,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 610 0.09 (8) (8)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 280 0.02 $36.18 $75,250
Employment Services 330 0.01 $39.48 $82,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 4,360 1.11 $40.77 $84,790
Employment Services 330 0.01 $39.48 $82,130
Offices of Physicians 30 (7) $38.90 $80,910
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 280 0.02 $36.18 $75,250
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services (8) (8) $35.68 $74,220


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)
Illinois 960 0.16 3.22 $40.78 $84,810
South Carolina 770 0.37 7.49 $33.23 $69,130
Pennsylvania 480 0.08 1.66 $44.89 $93,380
Ohio 470 0.09 1.75 $35.20 $73,210
North Carolina 400 0.09 1.82 $41.49 $86,300




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)
Idaho 310 0.44 8.71 $35.17 $73,160
South Carolina 770 0.37 7.49 $33.23 $69,130
Louisiana 300 0.16 3.17 $29.36 $61,080
Illinois 960 0.16 3.22 $40.78 $84,810
Ohio 470 0.09 1.75 $35.20 $73,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 330 0.03 0.70 $46.12 $95,940
California 210 0.01 0.25 $45.88 $95,420
Pennsylvania 480 0.08 1.66 $44.89 $93,380
Florida (8) (8) (8) $42.57 $88,550
North Carolina 400 0.09 1.82 $41.49 $86,300





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)
Idaho Falls, ID 310 4.66 93.28 $35.17 $73,160
Columbia, SC 190 0.50 10.06 $35.63 $74,120
Knoxville, TN 170 0.45 8.99 $41.79 $86,930
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 160 0.70 14.04 $34.00 $70,720
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 150 0.05 1.07 $46.73 $97,200
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.20 $51.53 $107,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.59 $36.52 $75,950




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 310 4.66 93.28 $35.17 $73,160
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 160 0.70 14.04 $34.00 $70,720
Columbia, SC 190 0.50 10.06 $35.63 $74,120
Knoxville, TN 170 0.45 8.99 $41.79 $86,930
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 150 0.05 1.07 $46.73 $97,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.59 $36.52 $75,950
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.20 $51.53 $107,190




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90 0.01 0.20 $51.53 $107,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 150 0.05 1.07 $46.73 $97,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $46.70 $97,130
Knoxville, TN 170 0.45 8.99 $41.79 $86,930
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.59 $36.52 $75,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $36.44 $75,790
Columbia, SC 190 0.50 10.06 $35.63 $74,120
Idaho Falls, ID 310 4.66 93.28 $35.17 $73,160
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 160 0.70 14.04 $34.00 $70,720
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $26.99 $56,140


About May 2018 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.

(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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019