Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Median pay for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $29.65 per hour. Earnings sit near $23.24 per hour on the lower side but can approach $40.00 on the higher side. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most Nuclear Medicine Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women Nuclear Medicine Technologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$43,742 - $88,587
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,481
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$23.24 - $40.00
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$23
$30
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,742 - $88,587  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,559  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $5,236  
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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$48,358 - $85,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.24 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$32.92 - $61.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,559  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $5,236  
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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$48,358 - $85,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 827
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Job Description for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nuclear medicine technologist help deliver professional, personalized, quality care for patients. They perform and analyze therapeutic and diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures. Conducting quality control and quality assurance procedures in compliance with state, local, and federal regulations is also expected. This job often takes place in a fast-paced environment in which technology changes regularly; this means technologists must take relevant classes periodically to stay up to date on technologies and procedures.

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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Tasks

  • 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.
  • Collects and analyzes data, produces a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.

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Popular Skills for Nuclear Medicine Technologist


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Computed Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Cardiology also know Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Nuclear Medicine Technologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $63K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nuclear Medicine Technologists make a median salary of $68K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $74K.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries



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$63,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%
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