Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States take home approximately $34.20 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists (62 percent) who took the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$51,064 - $101,220

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$27.20 - $45.99

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$51,064 - $101,220  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
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$56,654 - $97,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$27.20 - $45.99  
   
Overtime
$42.45 - $61.97  
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$0.00 - $2,475  
   
Total Pay (?
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$56,654 - $97,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • Prepare stock radiopharmaceuticals, adhering to safety standards to minimize radiation exposure to workers and patients.
  • Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients using radioisotope equipment under direction of physician.
  • Explain test procedures and safety precautions to patients and assist them during procedures.
  • Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
  • Leads and mentors the technical team in the┬ánuclear medicine procedures department.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $75K. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $79K.

Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Kalispell:
"Opportunity for advancement."
The opportunity for advancement comes with your research on how to advance your department. Ownership of the practices of your department. The more opportunities that you can make for your patients to have the best advancements of nuclear Medicine available can provide self satisfaction. This might be integrating with other departments to provide new procedures or adding new outreach services.

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Experience Affects Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 14%
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