Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
16,930 2.9 % $40.61 $84,460 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $26.07 $31.37 $38.57 $47.61 $58.23
Annual Wage (2) $54,220 $65,250 $80,220 $99,020 $121,110


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 10,220 0.19 $40.14 $83,500
Offices of Physicians 4,300 0.17 $40.09 $83,380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 860 0.35 $45.13 $93,860
Outpatient Care Centers 730 0.10 $47.16 $98,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 $42.56 $88,530

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 860 0.35 $45.13 $93,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,220 0.19 $40.14 $83,500
Offices of Physicians 4,300 0.17 $40.09 $83,380
Outpatient Care Centers 730 0.10 $47.16 $98,080
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 90 0.04 $41.01 $85,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 60 (7) $47.45 $98,690
Outpatient Care Centers 730 0.10 $47.16 $98,080
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 860 0.35 $45.13 $93,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 $42.56 $88,530
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 90 0.04 $41.01 $85,300


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 1,480 0.16 1.34 $43.01 $89,470
Florida 1,300 0.16 1.33 $44.55 $92,660
Texas 1,220 0.11 0.86 $36.12 $75,130
California 1,100 0.07 0.58 $53.02 $110,270
Illinois 810 0.14 1.13 $38.64 $80,380



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)
Oklahoma 330 0.20 1.66 $39.61 $82,390
Massachusetts 640 0.19 1.55 $43.25 $89,960
Arkansas 220 0.19 1.51 $36.33 $75,570
Alabama 350 0.19 1.52 $37.32 $77,630
Tennessee 510 0.18 1.47 $36.02 $74,920



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,100 0.07 0.58 $53.02 $110,270
New Jersey 500 0.13 1.05 $48.93 $101,780
Oregon 180 0.11 0.87 $46.17 $96,030
Connecticut 190 0.12 0.95 $44.78 $93,150
Washington 410 0.14 1.11 $44.63 $92,830




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.14 1.16 $47.72 $99,260
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 460 0.38 3.10 $54.04 $112,410
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 1.00 $41.99 $87,340
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 410 0.23 1.89 $43.65 $90,790
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 1.07 $43.87 $91,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 290 0.12 0.95 $44.04 $91,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 270 0.14 1.18 $38.99 $81,110
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 260 0.26 2.11 $34.24 $71,220
St. Louis, MO-IL 260 0.20 1.60 $37.76 $78,550
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.30 2.40 $45.24 $94,100



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 60 0.44 3.58 $36.24 $75,380
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.43 3.52 $47.80 $99,410
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 50 0.43 3.51 (8) (8)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 460 0.38 3.10 $54.04 $112,410
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 200 0.33 2.67 $33.39 $69,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 260 0.30 2.40 $45.24 $94,100
Fort Smith, AR-OK 30 0.30 2.44 $34.42 $71,580
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 90 0.28 2.25 $38.19 $79,440
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 80 0.28 2.28 $37.59 $78,180
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.28 2.26 $35.60 $74,060



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 60 0.06 0.49 $69.36 $144,270
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.36 $67.11 $139,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 100 0.08 0.62 $59.15 $123,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.10 0.79 $58.54 $121,760
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 1.04 $55.80 $116,060
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 460 0.38 3.10 $54.04 $112,410
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.22 1.79 $53.44 $111,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 190 0.12 0.99 $49.70 $103,380
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 160 0.12 1.00 $49.64 $103,250
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 250 0.20 1.60 $49.28 $102,490

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)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.93 $34.77 $72,310

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)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.93 $34.77 $72,310

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)
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.48 3.93 $34.77 $72,310
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.16 $71,050


About May 2015 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016