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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
17,250 2.9 % $40.96 $85,190 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.70 $31.92 $38.73 $48.57 $59.14
Annual Wage (2) $55,530 $66,400 $80,570 $101,030 $123,020


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 11,330 0.21 $40.87 $85,010
Offices of Physicians 3,470 0.14 $38.83 $80,760
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.12 $44.90 $93,400
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 810 0.31 $45.16 $93,940
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $46.63 $97,000

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 810 0.31 $45.16 $93,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,330 0.21 $40.87 $85,010
Offices of Physicians 3,470 0.14 $38.83 $80,760
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.12 $44.90 $93,400
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 110 0.04 $38.78 $80,670

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 180 0.01 $46.63 $97,000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 810 0.31 $45.16 $93,940
Outpatient Care Centers 1,020 0.12 $44.90 $93,400
Scientific Research and Development Services 30 (7) $43.66 $90,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,330 0.21 $40.87 $85,010


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 1,690 0.14 1.17 $37.68 $78,380
New York 1,180 0.13 1.06 $45.63 $94,920
California 920 0.06 0.46 $54.64 $113,640
Florida 900 0.11 0.89 $40.85 $84,970
Illinois 800 0.13 1.11 $40.69 $84,640




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)
West Virginia 180 0.26 2.12 $29.54 $61,440
Arkansas 290 0.24 2.00 $33.95 $70,610
Wisconsin 660 0.23 1.92 $36.00 $74,880
Oklahoma 320 0.21 1.70 $35.06 $72,920
New Hampshire 130 0.19 1.61 $44.42 $92,400




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 920 0.06 0.46 $54.64 $113,640
New Jersey 480 0.12 0.98 $51.37 $106,860
Oregon 190 0.10 0.85 $49.56 $103,080
Connecticut 160 0.10 0.79 $48.45 $100,770
Washington 460 0.15 1.20 $47.27 $98,330



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 780 0.12 0.97 $50.09 $104,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.12 1.03 $42.12 $87,620
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.18 1.46 $35.54 $73,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 430 0.16 1.36 $46.32 $96,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 400 0.14 1.14 $44.06 $91,640
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 400 0.22 1.78 $44.91 $93,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.34 2.85 $45.24 $94,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 280 0.14 1.17 $37.73 $78,480
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 250 0.10 0.83 $40.04 $83,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.16 1.36 $38.53 $80,140


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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)
Racine, WI 50 0.62 5.13 $35.21 $73,240
Gainesville, FL 70 0.49 4.08 $40.70 $84,660
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.40 3.29 (8) (8)
Columbia, MO 30 0.37 3.08 (8) (8)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 310 0.34 2.85 $45.24 $94,100
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 110 0.33 2.69 $31.54 $65,610
Waco, TX 40 0.32 2.67 $27.64 $57,480
Oklahoma City, OK 200 0.32 2.67 $37.25 $77,480
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.32 2.66 $40.65 $84,540
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 30 0.27 2.25 $45.22 $94,050


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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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.36 $70.15 $145,920
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 70 0.07 0.56 $63.95 $133,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $62.39 $129,780
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 0.66 $56.40 $117,310
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.41 $56.09 $116,660
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.10 0.86 $54.13 $112,580
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.31 $53.22 $110,710
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 1.15 $53.12 $110,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 780 0.12 0.97 $50.09 $104,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 0.97 $50.06 $104,110

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 5.41 $38.81 $80,720
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.63 $31.12 $64,730
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.24 $38.72 $80,540

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 5.41 $38.81 $80,720
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.63 $31.12 $64,730
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.24 $38.72 $80,540

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)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $39.03 $81,180
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 5.41 $38.81 $80,720
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.15 1.24 $38.72 $80,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.56 $73,960
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.63 $31.12 $64,730


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018