Salary for Nuclear Medicine Technologists

Also known as:  Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Isotope Technologist, Nuclear Cardiology Technologist, Nuclear Medical Technologist, Radioisotope Technologist, Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist

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Nuclear medicine technologists prepare, use, and chart the flow of radiopharmaceuticals in patient's bodies, and produce images on film or in digital format for interpretation and use by physicians. They are required to maintain detailed records of the amount of radiopharmaceuticals administered, following physician's prescriptions. Additionally, these professionals may be involved in the administration and processing of cardiac function tests. An Associate's degree is the minimum education level required for this profession.

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist can get an average compensation of somewhere between 48000 - 72000 based on experience. Nuclear Medicine Technologists will most likely receive a wage of Sixty Nine Thousand Four Hundred dollars per annum.

Nuclear Medicine Technologists have the most lucrative average salary level in California, where they can earn compensation, on average, of just about $86590. Employees in this career can make the most money in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can earn average pay scales of $73790.

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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 13.25 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Nuclear Medicine Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $73,790
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $69,710
Health Care and Social Assistance $69,110
Public Administration $68,950
Manufacturing $62,560
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $56,720
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $56,720
Manufacturing $62,560
Public Administration $68,950
Health Care and Social Assistance $69,110
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $69,710
Educational Services $73,790
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