Salary for Nuclear Technicians

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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 gets a salary of between $53,570 - $116,680 based on education and tenure levels. usually receive average salaries of eigthy-three thousand eight hundred and ten dollars on an annual basis.

are compensated at the highest average salary in California, where they get an average salary rate of about $105,750. People working these jobs make the most money in Utilities, where they earn pay 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 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