Reactor Operator Salary (United States)

A Reactor Operator earns an average salary of $71,652 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Reactor Operator Total Pay (?
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$38,541 - $108,194
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MEDIAN: $71,652
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Reactor Operator Total Pay (?
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$14.44 - $49.70
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,541 - $108,194  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,681  
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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$36,686 - $123,120  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $49.70  
   
Overtime
$7.79 - $74.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $14,681  
   
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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$36,686 - $123,120  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Reactor Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%
Experienced
up arrow 39%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$73,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
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Male
100%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None:
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