Salary for Nuclear Equipment Operation 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 earns an average pay level on a scale from 48000 - 72000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians usually get an average salary of Sixty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars per annum.

Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians can receive the best pay in Tennessee, where they can earn average pay levels of about $82780. These employees have the best average pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they get average pay scales of $74470.

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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 14.57 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,470
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $69,170
Utilities $68,040
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $67,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises $66,490
Educational Services $58,600
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $54,270
Educational Services $58,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises $66,490
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $67,140
Utilities $68,040
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $69,170
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