Salary for Nuclear Technicians

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

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The work of nuclear technicians includes the routine maintenance and operation of nuclear testing equipment. These individuals may monitor radiation levels innuclear facilities, and assist nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers, and other technical personnel in their duties. Additionally, nuclear technicians may be in charge of quality control for nuclear research equipment and testing.

A Nuclear Technician can receive salaries in a range of 48000 - 72000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Nuclear Technicians earn a pay level of Sixty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Nuclear Technicians can get the best pay in Tennessee, where they can earn pay of near $82780. Employees with these job titles are compensated the highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has compensation, on average, of $74470.

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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 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