Reactor Operator Salary

Reactor Operators in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $73K annually. Job satisfaction for Reactor Operators is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,732 - $113,906
(Median)
$40K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,728
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50%
90%

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$14.59 - $50.52
(Median)
$15
$43
$51
MEDIAN: $43.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,732 - $113,906  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Total Pay (?
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$37,185 - $127,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.59 - $50.52  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $75.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
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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$37,185 - $127,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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 36%

National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None:
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