Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Nuclear Technician is $61,042
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Technicians?
An early career Nuclear Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,000 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Nuclear Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 7 salaries.
What Do Nuclear Technicians Do?
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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- 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.