Nuclear Technician Salary
|Salary||$39,732 - $92,617|
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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).)
|$42,766 - $94,165|
|Hourly Rate||$18.67 - $40.00|
|Overtime||$24.33 - $65.10|
|Total Pay (||$42,766 - $94,165|
Job Description for Nuclear Technician
Nuclear technicians generally work in nuclear production settings and monitor multiple operations at once to ensure that appropriate levels of nuclear power are produced. They may also test and troubleshoot various machines to ensure that they are functioning properly. Some technicians may also be required to gather and analyze data to determine the quality of certain systems, which may require strong computer skills.Read More...
In addition to solving problems with essential equipment, nuclear technicians may also have to solve problems with facility equipment such as cooling systems, waste water treatment, and security systems. An associate’s degree in a relevant field may be a minimum requirement for this position, and certification in certain nuclear technology methods may also be required. Hours may vary in this position, and some shifts may take place at night or during the weekend. Some minimum physical requirements may also need to be proven prior to employment. Fitness tests may be administered, and it may be required to climb and work in confined spaces.
Some positions may require nuclear technicians to oversee the work of other employees and delegate tasks such as maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, and repairs; in other positions, they may perform such tasks themselves. All duties must be carried out in a manner which complies with company rules as well as local and federal guidelines. Some employers may require prior work experience, while others offer on-the-job training.
Nuclear Technician Tasks
- Measure levels and determine types of radiation produced by nuclear experiments and power generation.
- Instruct staff on radiation safety procedures, and maintain radiation monitoring equipment.
- Test for radioactive contamination in soil, water, and other samples.
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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Technician
Pay by Experience for a Nuclear Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Nuclear Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nuclear Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 11 salaries. A Nuclear Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 5 salaries.
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