Salary for Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians

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This occupation has now been updated to Nuclear Technicians

Also known as:  Nuclear Monitoring Technician, Nuclear Technician, Radiation Protection Technician, Radiochemical Technician

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Nuclear equipment operation technicians work under the direction and supervision of nuclear scientists and experimenters. These professionals calculate equipment operating factors, monitor radiation levels and warn workers to vacate reas with unsafe levels, repair test, and maintain accelrators, and set control panel switches according to safe and established procedures. These individuals must follow safety precautions and set procedures, and may be reponsible for the development or modification of equipment used in nuclear operations. A high school diploma is the minimum education requirement for this profession.

A Nuclear Equipment Operation Technician will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $53,570 to $116,680 depending on experience and talent. can earn an average compensation of eigthy-three thousand eight hundred and ten dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated most highly in California, which has wages of close to $105,750. These people are compensated the highest in Utilities, where they can receive normal pay levels of $90,230.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.33 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Utilities
$90,230
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,040
Health Care and Social Assistance
$79,370
Public Administration
$78,950
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$74,710
Manufacturing
$73,830

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$61,640
Manufacturing
$73,830
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$74,710
Public Administration
$78,950
Health Care and Social Assistance
$79,370
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$80,040