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Reactor Operator Salary (United States)

A sizeable majority of Reactor Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $71K per year. Most Reactor Operators report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Reactor Operator Salary (?
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$36,766 - $111,944
(Median)
37K
49K
71K
92K
110K
MEDIAN: $70,791
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Reactor Operator Salary (?
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$14.18 - $50.18
(Median)
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42
50
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,766 - $111,944  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
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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$36,028 - $125,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.18 - $50.18  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $75.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,050  
   
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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$36,028 - $125,505  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: