Nuclear Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Nuclear Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $25.65 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,783 - $94,799
$39K
$72K
$95K
MEDIAN: $72,000
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$19.32 - $40.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,783 - $94,799  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,766 - $95,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.32 - $40.65  
   
Overtime
$28.59 - $64.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$6,000  
   
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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$42,766 - $95,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Nuclear Technician

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 15%