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Nuclear Technician Salary

Nuclear Technicians in the United States take home approximately $28.00 per hour on average. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Nuclear Technicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Nuclear Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,722 - $105,177
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MEDIAN: $71,291
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$16.08 - $41.64
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$40,722 - $105,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,500  
Total Pay (?
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$35,130 - $110,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.08 - $41.64  
   
Overtime
$30.97 - $64.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,500  
   
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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$35,130 - $110,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for Nuclear Technician

  • Test for radioactive contamination in soil, water, and other samples.
  • Instruct staff on radiation safety procedures, and maintain radiation monitoring equipment.
  • Measure levels and determine types of radiation produced by nuclear experiments and power generation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Technician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $73K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Nuclear Technicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $87K on average.

Experience Affects Nuclear Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 15%