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Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $34.14 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Women make up the majority of Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,463 - $96,733
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MEDIAN: $72,370
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$52,463 - $96,733  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,442 - $96,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$26.60 - $45.54  
   
Overtime
$38.13 - $63.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,442 - $96,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $59K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $76K. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists bring in $75K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $80K.

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.

Experience Affects Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%