Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary (United States)

Pay for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $29.34 per hour. The range in pay spans from $22.66 per hour to $39.08. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Although about one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Women make up a slight majority of Nuclear Medicine Technologists (52 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary (?
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$46,157 - $85,243
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MEDIAN: $62,215
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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary (?
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$22.66 - $39.08
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$46,157 - $85,243  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $6,362  
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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$47,566 - $83,534  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.66 - $39.08  
   
Overtime
$32.56 - $59.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $6,362  
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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$47,566 - $83,534  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 814
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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.

Common Career Paths for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

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For Nuclear Medicine Technologists, career advancement has a positively large impact on pay. Approaching the top of the pay scale, a Nuclear Medicine Supervisor will earn $14,924 more than someone not as far along in their career. When Nuclear Medicine Technologists are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists or Nuclear Medicine Technologist Supervisors, where they can expect an additional $9,754 or $12,679 per year.

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Popular Skills for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nuclear Medicine Technologists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Computed Tomography (CT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 7 percent respectively. Most people who know 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.
For many Nuclear Medicine Technologists, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, pay rises to approximately $63K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $68K. Salary increase slows as Nuclear Medicine Technologists pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries hovering around $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 15 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$62,000
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Orlando
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For Nuclear Medicine Technologists, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Nuclear Medicine Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+11 percent), Chicago (+8 percent), Detroit (+8 percent), and New York (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 19 percent below the national average. Workers in Nashville and Louisville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-10 percent and -10 percent).

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Experience Affects Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries

Nuclear Medicine
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Cardiology
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$62,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 173 votes.

Gender

Female
52%
female alumni
 
Male
48%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 23%
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