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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1224 Radiologists

Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasounds. May perform minimally invasive medical procedures and tests.


National estimates for Radiologists
Industry profile for Radiologists
Geographic profile for Radiologists

National estimates for Radiologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Radiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
29,530 9.2 % $ 145.06 $ 301,720 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Radiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 37.88 $ 79.62 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 78,780 $ 165,610 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Radiologists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Radiologists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Radiologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Radiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 19,210 0.71 $ 158.14 $ 328,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,710 0.08 $ 94.61 $ 196,800
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,740 1.27 $ 164.34 $ 341,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 $ 39.13 $ 81,390
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.09 $ 140.04 $ 291,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Radiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,740 1.27 $ 164.34 $ 341,830
Offices of Physicians 19,210 0.71 $ 158.14 $ 328,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.09 $ 140.04 $ 291,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,710 0.08 $ 94.61 $ 196,800
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 70 0.02 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for Radiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,740 1.27 $ 164.34 $ 341,830
Offices of Physicians 19,210 0.71 $ 158.14 $ 328,920
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.09 $ 140.04 $ 291,270
Outpatient Care Centers 180 0.02 $ 128.55 $ 267,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,710 0.08 $ 94.61 $ 196,800


Geographic profile for Radiologists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Radiologists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Radiologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of radiologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Radiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,030 0.23 1.12 $ 108.16 $ 224,970
Washington 1,970 0.62 2.94 (5) (5)
Florida 1,830 0.21 1.01 $ 153.14 $ 318,530
Texas 1,620 0.13 0.63 $ 136.96 $ 284,870
Arizona 1,380 0.48 2.28 (5) (5)


Map of location quotient of radiologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,970 0.62 2.94 (5) (5)
Rhode Island 250 0.55 2.61 $ 162.73 $ 338,480
Arizona 1,380 0.48 2.28 (5) (5)
New Mexico 340 0.44 2.10 $ 96.43 $ 200,570
Arkansas 510 0.43 2.04 $ 156.65 $ 325,830


Map of annual mean wages of radiologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Radiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 1,380 0.48 2.28 (5) (5)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Montana 110 0.23 1.08 (5) (5)
New Hampshire 130 0.20 0.96 (5) (5)
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)



Map of employment of radiologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Radiologists:

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 3,040 0.35 1.67 $ 139.00 $ 289,120
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,570 0.82 3.90 (5) (5)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,310 0.62 2.95 (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 870 0.34 1.61 $ 172.33 $ 358,450
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 380 0.14 0.68 $ 152.01 $ 316,190
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 370 0.37 1.77 $ 172.44 $ 358,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 330 0.11 0.54 $ 146.02 $ 303,720
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 330 0.26 1.24 $ 92.05 $ 191,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 330 0.11 0.54 $ 105.94 $ 220,360
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 300 0.56 2.65 $ 165.11 $ 343,420


Map of location quotient of radiologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Winchester, VA-WV 60 1.03 4.91 $ 168.62 $ 350,730
Carson City, NV 30 1.01 4.84 $ 106.40 $ 221,310
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,570 0.82 3.90 (5) (5)
Dover, DE 50 0.75 3.60 $ 130.92 $ 272,320
Wichita Falls, TX 40 0.68 3.24 (5) (5)
Albuquerque, NM 240 0.65 3.08 $ 107.56 $ 223,720
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,310 0.62 2.95 (5) (5)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 300 0.56 2.65 $ 165.11 $ 343,420
Rockford, IL 70 0.50 2.41 $ 91.49 $ 190,290
Madison, WI 140 0.37 1.79 (5) (5)


Map of annual mean wages of radiologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Radiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 40 0.36 1.74 (5) (5)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 280 0.19 0.90 (5) (5)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Huntsville, AL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Lexington-Fayette, KY (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Lincoln, NE (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Madison, WI 140 0.37 1.79 (5) (5)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 130 0.11 0.55 (5) (5)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,310 0.62 2.95 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Radiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.23 1.12 $ 69.94 $ 145,470
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.76 3.61 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.30 (5) (5)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.44 (8) (8)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.18 $ 102.95 $ 214,130

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Radiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.76 3.61 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.44 (8) (8)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.30 (5) (5)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.18 $ 102.95 $ 214,130
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.23 1.12 $ 69.94 $ 145,470

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Radiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.94 (5) (5)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.27 1.30 (5) (5)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 154.38 $ 321,100


About May 2021 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022