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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary (United States)

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist earns an average wage of $29.34 per hour.
Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary (?
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$46,157 - $85,243
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,215
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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary (?
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$22.66 - $39.08
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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  
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).
)
$47,566 - $83,534  
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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

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

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Detroit
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New York
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Atlanta
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Indianapolis
0%
National Average
$62,000
Birmingham
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Houston
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Orlando
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Baltimore
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Nashville
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Louisville
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Pittsburgh
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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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National Average
$62,000
Radiology
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Job Satisfaction

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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%