Salary for Nuclear Power Reactor Operators

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Also known as: Nuclear Control Room Operator, Nuclear Reactor Operator, Nuclear Station Operator, Reactor Operator
Nuclear power reactor operators set up, tend, operate and inspect nuclear reactors. More specifically, their duties include starting and stopping equipment, adjusting and monitoring controls and recording data. Potential applicants for this position are usually asked to have completed technical school or a related associate's degree in order to be considered. After being hired, an employer usually requires up to two years of job training on-site.

A Nuclear Power Reactor Operator will most likely earn a compensation ranging from 56000 and 84000 based on levels of tenure. Nuclear Power Reactor Operators will normally receive an average wage of Seventy Seven Thousand Eight Hundred dollars yearly.

Nuclear Power Reactor Operators can expect the highest salaries in New York, where they receive an average salary rate of approximating $83530. Employees with these jobs obtain the most salary in Public Administration, where they earn wages of $78000.

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator, please select your state.

ANNUAL SALARY

HOURLY RATE

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 21.70 percent nationwide in that time.
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities
$78,000
Public Administration
$74,160
Educational Services
$61,400
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services
$61,400
Public Administration
$74,160
Utilities
$78,000

SALARY COMPARISON BY STATE

HIGHEST PAYING

Nuclear Power Reactor Operators have the highest average income in the following states
New York
$83,530
Massachusetts
$81,640
Illinois
$80,300
Florida
$76,370
Michigan
$69,880
Ohio
$68,960
South Carolina
$68,920

LOWEST PAYING

The following states have the lowest average wages for this career
Pennsylvania
$67,590
South Carolina
$68,920
Ohio
$68,960
Michigan
$69,880
Florida
$76,370
Illinois
$80,300
Massachusetts
$81,640

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