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Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

The average Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the United States earns approximately $34.09 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. More than half of Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists (63 percent) survey participants are women. Work is enjoyable for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,720 - $98,333
(Median)
$57K
$74K
$98K
MEDIAN: $73,603
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$26.94 - $46.14
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$27
$34
$46
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$56,720 - $98,333  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$56,321 - $97,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$26.94 - $46.14  
   
Overtime
$42.82 - $63.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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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$56,321 - $97,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $59K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $76K. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists see a median salary of $74K after reaching 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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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 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 16%
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