The average Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the United States earns approximately $34.20 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$68K
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MEDIAN: $68,500
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$26.86 - $46.08
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$46
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$68,500  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$55,851 - $98,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$26.86 - $46.08  
   
Overtime
$39.83 - $71.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$55,851 - $98,484  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 nuclear 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.


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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $61K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $67K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average 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
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$72,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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