Men account for the majority of Reactor Operators in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $34.00 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,453 - $114,426
(Median)
$39K
$72K
$110K
MEDIAN: $71,667
10%
50%
90%

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$14.59 - $49.91
(Median)
$15
$34
$50
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,453 - $114,426  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
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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$35,965 - $125,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $49.91  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $74.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,260  
   
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).
)
$35,965 - $125,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Reactor Operator

  • Prepare clearances from drawings and prints.
  • Maintain proper lubrication of equipment.
  • Perform equipment switching and tagging for clearance operations.
  • Monitor plant parameters to ensure safe operation of reactor and turbine systems.
  • Instruct, plan, and direct the work of non-licensed operators.

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Experience Affects Reactor Operator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$72,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None:
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