The average hourly pay for a Nuclear Technician is $26.62.
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Job Description for Nuclear Technician
Nuclear technicians generally work in nuclear production settings and monitor multiple operations at once to ensure that appropriate levels of nuclear power are produced. They may also test and troubleshoot various machines to ensure that they are functioning properly. Some technicians may also be required to gather and analyze data to determine the quality of certain systems, which may require strong computer skills. In addition to solving problems with essential equipment, nuclear technicians…Read more
Nuclear Technician Tasks
- Measure levels and determine types of radiation produced by nuclear experiments and power generation.
- Instruct staff on radiation safety procedures, and maintain radiation monitoring equipment.
- Test for radioactive contamination in soil, water, and other samples.
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Skills in Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power, Plant Maintenance and Technical Specification are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Technician
An early career Nuclear Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.40 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Nuclear Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.07 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.80 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $42.
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