Average Nuclear Power Reactor Operator Salary

$78,763
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$41k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$113k

The average salary for a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator is $78,763 in 2024

Base Salary
$41k - $113k
Bonus
$5k - $97k
Total Pay
$50k - $131k
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What Do Nuclear Power Reactor Operators Do?

Nuclear Power Reactor Operator Tasks
  • Monitor plant parameters to ensure safe operation of reactor and turbine systems.
  • Instruct, plan, and direct the work of non-licensed operators.
  • Perform equipment switching and tagging for clearance operations.
  • Prepare clearances from drawings and prints.
  • Maintain proper lubrication of equipment.
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FAQs About Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

What is the highest pay for Nuclear Power Reactor Operators?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator is $113k / year

What is the lowest pay for Nuclear Power Reactor Operators?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator is $41k / year

How can Nuclear Power Reactor Operators increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator that oversees more junior Nuclear Power Reactor Operators, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.