Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Pay for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $29.89 per hour. Pay generally varies between $23.52 per hour and $39.99. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Most Nuclear Medicine Technologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,996 - $85,440
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$46K
$65K
$85K
MEDIAN: $64,715
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$23.52 - $39.99
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$45,996 - $85,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,956  
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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$48,966 - $85,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.52 - $39.99  
   
Overtime
$33.96 - $61.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,956  
   
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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$48,966 - $85,190  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 940
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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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Computed Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography, Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Cardiology are, more often than not, also skilled 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining 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 claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $68K. Nuclear Medicine Technologists with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $74K.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries


Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
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Nuclear Medicine
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Cardiology
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National Average
$63,000

Radiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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