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Reactor Operator Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Reactor Operators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $73K per year nationwide. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Reactor Operator Salary (?
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$38,000 - $109,773
(Median)
38K
51K
73K
94K
110K
MEDIAN: $72,533
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Reactor Operator Salary (?
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$14.33 - $49.94
(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
$38,000 - $109,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,848  
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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$36,412 - $124,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.33 - $49.94  
   
Overtime
$4.75 - $75.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,848  
   
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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$36,412 - $124,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$80,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

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
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 93%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: