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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,260 2.8 % $41.70 $86,730 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $27.09 $32.45 $39.58 $49.22 $59.77
Annual Wage (2) $56,360 $67,490 $82,330 $102,380 $124,320


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 11,190 0.20 $41.21 $85,720
Offices of Physicians 4,460 0.17 $41.40 $86,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 900 0.34 $43.92 $91,360
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.09 $45.36 $94,350
Employment Services 200 0.01 (8) (8)

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 900 0.34 $43.92 $91,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,190 0.20 $41.21 $85,720
Offices of Physicians 4,460 0.17 $41.40 $86,120
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.09 $45.36 $94,350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 160 0.06 $38.65 $80,390

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 190 0.01 $47.71 $99,230
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.09 $45.36 $94,350
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 900 0.34 $43.92 $91,360
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) $43.16 $89,760
Offices of Physicians 4,460 0.17 $41.40 $86,120


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 2,200 0.18 1.44 $40.61 $84,460
New York 1,150 0.12 0.97 $47.94 $99,710
California 1,060 0.06 0.50 $54.94 $114,280
Florida 1,010 0.12 0.93 $41.55 $86,420
Wisconsin 910 0.32 2.54 $36.47 $75,850




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 910 0.32 2.54 $36.47 $75,850
Alabama 450 0.23 1.84 $41.36 $86,020
Oklahoma 310 0.20 1.55 $36.10 $75,080
Arkansas 250 0.20 1.61 $34.10 $70,940
Texas 2,200 0.18 1.44 $40.61 $84,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,060 0.06 0.50 $54.94 $114,280
New Jersey 420 0.10 0.83 $51.85 $107,850
Oregon 170 0.09 0.73 $50.95 $105,970
Connecticut 150 0.09 0.71 $50.76 $105,570
Washington 410 0.13 1.00 $48.96 $101,830





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 940 0.10 0.79 $54.64 $113,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 940 0.26 2.09 $40.75 $84,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 650 0.22 1.73 $41.74 $86,810
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 510 0.11 0.86 $42.94 $89,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 1.07 $41.93 $87,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 410 0.15 1.21 $42.62 $88,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 360 0.13 1.04 $44.51 $92,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 340 0.12 0.96 $43.00 $89,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 280 0.05 0.37 $51.05 $106,180
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 280 0.11 0.86 $41.30 $85,900




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)
Gainesville, FL 70 0.56 4.42 $40.50 $84,230
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 60 0.49 3.86 $36.84 $76,630
Racine, WI 30 0.42 3.34 $32.21 $66,990
Wichita, KS 110 0.39 3.06 $29.42 $61,190
Madison, WI 140 0.35 2.81 $36.73 $76,400
Appleton, WI 40 0.35 2.74 $35.89 $74,650
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 110 0.33 2.60 $32.77 $68,160
Columbia, MO 30 0.33 2.63 (8) (8)
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 0.32 2.57 $48.59 $101,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.30 2.40 $37.83 $78,680




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)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.06 0.45 $78.85 $164,010
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 100 0.04 0.32 $66.28 $137,850
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $58.23 $121,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 190 0.13 1.04 $57.25 $119,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 940 0.10 0.79 $54.64 $113,650
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA (8) (8) (8) $53.33 $110,920
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) $52.27 $108,720
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.11 0.90 $52.09 $108,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 280 0.05 0.37 $51.05 $106,180
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 210 0.10 0.82 $49.93 $103,860

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.85 $38.62 $80,330
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 3.40 $38.70 $80,490
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.69 $33.25 $69,170
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.09 0.73 $32.30 $67,180
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.96 $35.36 $73,550

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-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 3.40 $38.70 $80,490
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.96 $35.36 $73,550
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.85 $38.62 $80,330
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.69 $33.25 $69,170
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.09 0.73 $32.30 $67,180

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) $40.33 $83,880
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 3.40 $38.70 $80,490
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.23 1.85 $38.62 $80,330
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.96 $35.36 $73,550
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.69 $33.25 $69,170


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.

(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