Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Median pay for Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $34.26 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$51,521 - $100,924
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$52K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,383
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$27.49 - $46.33
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$27
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,521 - $100,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,475  
Total Pay (?
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$57,274 - $98,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$27.49 - $46.33  
   
Overtime
$42.77 - $64.87  
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$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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$57,274 - $98,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $73K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income 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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$74,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
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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