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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
17,860 3.4 % $44.05 $91,620 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.50 $33.74 $41.14 $50.88 $61.84
Annual Wage (2) $59,280 $70,170 $85,560 $105,830 $128,630


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 10,600 0.19 $42.27 $87,920
Offices of Physicians 4,460 0.17 $45.93 $95,530
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.12 $50.08 $104,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 820 0.31 $45.09 $93,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 230 0.01 $47.80 $99,430

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 820 0.31 $45.09 $93,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,600 0.19 $42.27 $87,920
Offices of Physicians 4,460 0.17 $45.93 $95,530
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.12 $50.08 $104,160
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 130 0.05 $48.03 $99,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.12 $50.08 $104,160
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $49.54 $103,050
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 130 0.05 $48.03 $99,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 230 0.01 $47.80 $99,430
Offices of Physicians 4,460 0.17 $45.93 $95,530


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)
Texas 1,990 0.16 1.31 $43.40 $90,270
New York 1,170 0.12 1.01 $55.36 $115,150
California 1,160 0.07 0.55 $57.60 $119,800
Wisconsin 1,050 0.37 3.00 $38.39 $79,850
Florida 1,030 0.12 0.96 $40.41 $84,060




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)
Wisconsin 1,050 0.37 3.00 $38.39 $79,850
Alabama 490 0.25 2.02 $42.25 $87,880
District of Columbia 130 0.18 1.46 $39.09 $81,300
Kansas 240 0.17 1.40 $34.68 $72,140
Texas 1,990 0.16 1.31 $43.40 $90,270




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,160 0.07 0.55 $57.60 $119,800
New York 1,170 0.12 1.01 $55.36 $115,150
New Jersey 600 0.15 1.20 $51.26 $106,630
Oregon 170 0.09 0.74 $50.87 $105,810
Washington 400 0.12 0.99 $48.86 $101,630





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,190 0.12 1.01 $59.17 $123,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 910 0.25 2.04 $41.81 $86,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.20 1.66 $43.26 $89,980
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.09 0.75 $41.44 $86,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.13 1.10 $43.39 $90,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 340 0.06 0.45 $56.28 $117,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 340 0.12 1.00 $44.66 $92,890
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 330 0.12 0.96 $44.89 $93,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.11 0.87 $42.81 $89,050
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 280 0.32 2.67 $38.37 $79,810




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)
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 50 0.63 5.17 $35.40 $73,640
Madison, WI 160 0.40 3.26 $39.89 $82,960
Gainesville, FL 50 0.37 3.04 $37.64 $78,290
Appleton, WI 40 0.35 2.84 $37.02 $77,000
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 280 0.32 2.67 $38.37 $79,810
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 0.27 2.23 $54.87 $114,120
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 130 0.26 2.10 $36.71 $76,350
Rochester, NY 130 0.25 2.05 $42.23 $87,830
Oklahoma City, OK 160 0.25 2.08 $38.20 $79,460
Lexington-Fayette, KY 70 0.25 2.05 $35.83 $74,530




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-Oakland-Hayward, CA 100 0.04 0.32 $68.41 $142,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 230 0.15 1.27 $60.70 $126,260
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $59.96 $124,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,190 0.12 1.01 $59.17 $123,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $59.06 $122,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 340 0.06 0.45 $56.28 $117,060
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 0.27 2.23 $54.87 $114,120
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $52.73 $109,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.11 0.86 $52.31 $108,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 0.05 0.43 $51.09 $106,270

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)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.94 $35.61 $74,060
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.00 $33.28 $69,220
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.14 $27.14 $56,450
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.74 $34.07 $70,860

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)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.14 $27.14 $56,450
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.94 $35.61 $74,060
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.74 $34.07 $70,860
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.12 1.00 $33.28 $69,220

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $132.87 $276,370
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $54.26 $112,860
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $47.98 $99,790
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $38.05 $79,150
North Florida nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $37.23 $77,440


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020