The average Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $34.46 per hour. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. Most Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,981 - $88,437
$71K
MEDIAN: $70,912
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$27.20 - $44.99
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$45
MEDIAN: $34.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$70,912  
   
Bonus
$950  
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$56,508 - $96,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$27.20 - $44.99  
   
Overtime
$40.90 - $66.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$950  
   
Total Pay (?
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$56,508 - $96,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • 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 nuclear medicine procedures department.
  • Produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
  • 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.

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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.


For Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $69K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $80K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist?

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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Key Stats for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
040
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
41%
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Experience Affects Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
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National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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