Nuclear Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Nuclear Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $26.25 per hour. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for Nuclear Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,000 - $98,500
$35K
$61K
$98K
MEDIAN: $61,042
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50%
90%

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$18.42 - $42.89
$18
$26
$43
MEDIAN: $25.61
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$0$101K
Salary $35,000 - $98,500
Bonus $4,250
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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$39,867 - $101,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $18.42 - $42.89
Overtime $24.33 - $75.77
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $4,250
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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$39,867 - $101,496
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Technician

Pay by Experience for a Nuclear Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Nuclear Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nuclear Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 11 salaries. A Nuclear Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nuclear Technician

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Nuclear Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 5%