Men represent the vast majority of Nuclear Technicians in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $27.24 per hour nationwide. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,453 - $93,258
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MEDIAN: $68,929
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$19.45 - $40.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$39,453 - $93,258  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
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$43,726 - $90,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.45 - $40.17  
   
Overtime
$29.01 - $63.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$6,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$43,726 - $90,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

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


Nuclear Technicians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Nuclear Technicians in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $64K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $67K. On average, Nuclear Technicians make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Nuclear Technicians who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $83K.

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Key Stats for Nuclear Technician

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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