Salary for Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

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

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The purpose of nuclear monitoring tehcnicians is to create determinations of safe exposure to, and monitor the levels of radiation in a nuclear plant. They may create or install radiation-level testing devices, and inform supervisors when the exposure of an individual or area has surpassed safe limits. These professionals also may be first responders in emergency situations, determining what actions to take in order to afeguard nuclear plant personnel. their work may include determing safe decontamination procedures for individuals and equipment, and placing contaminated materials and radioactive waste into containers for disposal. Some college training is expected for this occupation.

A Nuclear Monitoring Technician can earn wages of somewhere between 48000 to 72000 depending on education and experience. Nuclear Monitoring Technicians usually receive an average salary of Sixty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Nuclear Monitoring Technicians can get the highest pay in Tennessee, where they can receive average wages of close to about $82780. They are paid at the highest average level in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they earn an average salary rate 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 Monitoring 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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