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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Earnings for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States come in at around $29.61 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $23.08 per hour on the low end to $39.80 on the high end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Most Nuclear Medicine Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Nuclear Medicine Technologists (51 percent) survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$43,742 - $88,602
(Median)
$44K
$65K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,575
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$23.08 - $39.80
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,742 - $88,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $5,174  
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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$48,144 - $84,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.08 - $39.80  
   
Overtime
$32.61 - $61.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,536  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $5,174  
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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$48,144 - $84,889  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 841
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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


Nuclear Medicine Technologists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Computed Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Cardiology tend to be well versed in 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $63K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Nuclear Medicine Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Nuclear Medicine Technologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $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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National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
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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