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Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Earnings for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States come in at around $34.29 per hour on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists (63 percent) who took the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$57,218 - $98,057
(Median)
$57K
$75K
$98K
MEDIAN: $74,526
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$27.15 - $46.25
(Median)
$27
$34
$46
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$57,218 - $98,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,492  
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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$56,760 - $97,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$27.15 - $46.25  
   
Overtime
$43.12 - $63.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,492  
   
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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$56,760 - $97,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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 $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $76K. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $75K. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $81K.

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
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 16%