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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Pay for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $29.60 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $23.11 per hour and $39.81. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Nuclear Medicine Technologists is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Women make up a slight majority of Nuclear Medicine Technologists (51 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,639 - $88,780
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,341
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$23.11 - $39.81
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$23
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,639 - $88,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,530  
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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$48,195 - $85,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.11 - $39.81  
   
Overtime
$32.65 - $61.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,530  
   
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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$48,195 - $85,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 836

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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Computed Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, and Cardiology are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Cardiology are similarly competent 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. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $73K.

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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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Cardiology
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$63,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 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
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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