Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

An average Nuclear Medicine Technologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $29.66 per hour. Pay ranges from $23.20 per hour on the low end to $39.94 on the high end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women Nuclear Medicine Technologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,066 - $87,016
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$44K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,252
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$23.20 - $39.94
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,066 - $87,016  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,535  
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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$48,329 - $84,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.20 - $39.94  
   
Overtime
$32.92 - $61.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,535  
   
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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$48,329 - $84,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 826
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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


Survey results show that Nuclear Medicine Technologists use a fair number of skills. 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.


For 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $57K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $63K. Nuclear Medicine Technologists bring in $68K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Nuclear Medicine Technologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $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 148 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
25%
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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