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Reactor Operator Salary

A sizeable majority of Reactor Operators in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $71K per year. The majority of Reactor Operators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,453 - $113,018
(Median)
$39K
$71K
$110K
MEDIAN: $70,791
10%
50%
90%

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$14.09 - $50.29
(Median)
$14
$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 - $113,018  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
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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$36,366 - $126,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $50.29  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $75.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,152  
   
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).
)
$36,366 - $126,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 47%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: