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Nuclear Technician Salary

Nuclear Technicians in the United States take home an average $30.75 per hour. Nuclear Technicians who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the larger part get vision benefits. For the most part, Nuclear Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,426 - $95,285
(Median)
$41K
$67K
$95K
MEDIAN: $67,461
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$16.87 - $41.54
(Median)
$17
$31
$42
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,426 - $95,285  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$36,917 - $106,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.87 - $41.54  
   
Overtime
$31.56 - $64.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$36,917 - $106,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $65K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $71K. Nuclear Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $85K.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 15%