Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
17,450 2.8 % $40.86 $84,980 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.81 $31.07 $38.54 $48.46 $59.48
Annual Wage (2) $53,680 $64,630 $80,160 $100,800 $123,710


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 10,950 0.20 $40.49 $84,210
Offices of Physicians 4,070 0.16 $40.13 $83,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 880 0.34 $45.74 $95,140
Outpatient Care Centers 850 0.10 $45.90 $95,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $44.03 $91,580

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 880 0.34 $45.74 $95,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,950 0.20 $40.49 $84,210
Offices of Physicians 4,070 0.16 $40.13 $83,470
Outpatient Care Centers 850 0.10 $45.90 $95,470
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.03 $37.82 $78,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 850 0.10 $45.90 $95,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 880 0.34 $45.74 $95,140
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 220 0.01 $44.03 $91,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,950 0.20 $40.49 $84,210
Offices of Physicians 4,070 0.16 $40.13 $83,470


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)
New York 1,540 0.17 1.36 $43.48 $90,440
Texas 1,360 0.12 0.93 $35.22 $73,270
Florida 1,190 0.14 1.17 $46.98 $97,710
California 980 0.06 0.50 $54.67 $113,710
Illinois 840 0.14 1.15 $41.20 $85,700




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)
Arkansas 310 0.26 2.08 $34.33 $71,400
Oklahoma 360 0.22 1.81 $37.40 $77,800
New Hampshire 130 0.20 1.59 $43.16 $89,770
Louisiana 360 0.19 1.52 $31.46 $65,440
Alabama 360 0.19 1.51 $38.53 $80,130




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 980 0.06 0.50 $54.67 $113,710
New Jersey 450 0.11 0.93 $50.34 $104,700
Oregon 220 0.12 1.00 $47.76 $99,350
Florida 1,190 0.14 1.17 $46.98 $97,710
Washington 470 0.15 1.24 $46.96 $97,670





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 960 0.15 1.17 $48.79 $101,480
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 520 0.14 1.14 $43.04 $89,530
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 420 0.34 2.70 $57.89 $120,420
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 410 0.23 1.85 $43.87 $91,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 370 0.15 1.18 $44.45 $92,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 370 0.13 1.02 $44.05 $91,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 290 0.15 1.20 $37.91 $78,850
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 260 0.26 2.07 $34.90 $72,590
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.29 2.37 $45.48 $94,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.15 1.18 $51.61 $107,360




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 0.53 4.29 $39.97 $83,130
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 60 0.52 4.21 (8) (8)
Tallahassee, FL 80 0.47 3.80 $47.14 $98,040
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 120 0.35 2.81 $33.99 $70,690
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 160 0.35 2.84 $36.89 $76,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 420 0.34 2.70 $57.89 $120,420
Tulsa, OK 140 0.32 2.58 $39.42 $81,990
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 0.32 2.57 $37.83 $78,690
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 180 0.32 2.61 $30.98 $64,430
Waco, TX 30 0.29 2.31 $26.70 $55,530




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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.37 $70.57 $146,790
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.05 0.37 $68.07 $141,580
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.09 0.73 $61.72 $128,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 110 0.08 0.66 $60.50 $125,830
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 420 0.34 2.70 $57.89 $120,420
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.48 $57.62 $119,850
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.22 1.75 $54.33 $113,010
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 180 0.14 1.13 $51.75 $107,640
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 230 0.15 1.18 $51.61 $107,360
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 1.09 $51.57 $107,260

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 30 0.17 1.37 $40.53 $84,310
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.51 $35.92 $74,710

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)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.51 $35.92 $74,710
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.37 $40.53 $84,310

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.37 $40.53 $84,310
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $37.15 $77,270
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.51 $35.92 $74,710
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.76 $72,310
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $28.62 $59,520


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017