Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Earnings for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States come in at around $34.32 per hour on average. The majority of Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Most Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,064 - $101,220
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$51K
$73K
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MEDIAN: $73,071
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$27.26 - $46.29
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$27
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$46
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,064 - $101,220  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
Total Pay (?
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$56,763 - $98,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$27.26 - $46.29  
   
Overtime
$42.77 - $64.87  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
   
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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$56,763 - $98,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $76K. On average, Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists make $74K following one to two decades on the job. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

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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
0%

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
38%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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