Salary for Nuclear Monitoring Technicians

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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 will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $53,570 - $116,680 based on experience and domain knowledge. will most likely earn wages of eigthy-three thousand eight hundred and ten dollars each year.

can get the best pay in California, where they can earn an average salary rate of near $105,750. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Utilities, where they can get average job salaries 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 Monitoring 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