Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

Median pay for Nuclear Medicine Technologists in the United States is around $30.38 per hour. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Women Nuclear Medicine Technologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Nuclear Medicine Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,957 - $91,825
$44K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,550
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$24.24 - $42.14
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MEDIAN: $30.58
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$0$91K
Salary $43,957 - $91,825
Bonus $0.00 - $4,500
Profit Sharing $4,100
Commission $500
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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$49,837 - $90,824
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 313
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $24.24 - $42.14
Overtime $34.14 - $66.37
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,500
Commission $500
Profit Sharing $4,100
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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$49,837 - $90,824
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,249

Job Description for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Nuclear medicine technologist help deliver professional, personalized, quality care for patients. They perform and analyze therapeutic and diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures. Conducting quality control and quality assurance procedures in compliance with state, local, and federal regulations is also expected. This job often takes place in a fast-paced environment in which technology changes regularly; this means technologists must take relevant classes periodically to stay up to date on technologies and procedures.

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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Tasks

  • Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following physician's prescription.
  • Collects and analyzes data, produces a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
  • Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients using radioisotope equipment under direction of physician.
  • Explain test procedures and safety precautions to patients and assist them during procedures.

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Common Career Paths for Nuclear Medicine Technologist


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It doesn't happen often, but some Nuclear Medicine Technologists do move on to become Nuclear Medicine Supervisors. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $77K per year. When Nuclear Medicine Technologists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Lead Nuclear Medicine Technologists or Positron Emission Tomography Technologists. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Nuclear Medicine Technologist


Survey takers who work as Nuclear Medicine Technologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Positron Emission Tomography, Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Computed Tomography (CT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology. It is often found that people who know Cardiology are also skilled in Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Nuclear Medicine Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Nuclear Medicine Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 351 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nuclear Medicine Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 251 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Medicine Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 255 salaries. A Nuclear Medicine Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 132 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,706

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Nuclear Medicine Technologists, 41 percent higher than the national average. Nuclear Medicine Technologists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+36 percent), New York (+11 percent), El Paso (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Nuclear Medicine Technologists in Birmingham earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Fayetteville (13 percent lower) and Louisville (12 percent lower).

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist?

Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Honolulu:
"Nuc med."
Pros: 7-4 type job, not very physical, very hands-on.
Cons: Supervisors dont do anything.

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Key Stats for Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

▲1%

National Average
$65,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salaries


National Average
$65,000


Cardiology
▼1%


▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 21%