Senior Reactor Operator Salary

The average salary for a Senior Reactor Operator is $105,195 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$82,477 - $124,512

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$82,477 - $124,512  
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$75,599 - $143,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Job Description for Senior Reactor Operator

A senior reactor operator works with potentially hazardous materials within a nuclear plant. They manage activities relating to loading and mixing chemicals. Since this is a senior position, the operator may oversee the work of subordinates who carry out reactor-related activities; they may carry out some of the activities themselves when needed. Other tasks performed by senior reactor operators may include creating and teaching training materials, ensuring chemicals are mixed according to standard recipes, working with crew members to carry out tests, and ensuring reactions and machinery are working properly.


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Experience Affects Senior Reactor Operator Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 5%