Men make up the majority of Nuclear Technicians in the United States, bringing in about $26.58 per hour. A fair number get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$40,000 - $111,942
(Median)
$40K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $65,000
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90%

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$19.79 - $40.04
(Median)
$20
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,000 - $111,942  
   
Bonus
$7,000  
Total Pay (?
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$44,872 - $92,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$19.79 - $40.04  
   
Overtime
$30.20 - $63.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$7,000  
   
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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$44,872 - $92,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

  • 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $64K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $66K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nuclear Technicians make a median salary of $70K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Nuclear Technicians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $83K.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$68,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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