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What You Need to Know About Nuclear Technician

Nuclear Technician Definition Assist nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers, or other scientists in laboratory or production activities. May operate, maintain, or provide quality control for nuclear testing and research equipment. May monitor radiation.

  • Nuclear Monitoring Technician
  • Radiation Protection Technician
  • Radiochemical Technician

Nuclear Technician Job Outlook

There were about 6,900 jobs for Nuclear Technician in 2016 (in the United States). There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Nuclear Technician. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 800 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Nuclear Technician are Connecticut, Washington, and Missouri. Watch out if you plan on working in Idaho, Virginia, or Pennsylvania. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Nuclear Technician

The salary for Nuclear Technicians ranges between about $49,820 and $114,670 a year.

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Nuclear Technicians who work in California, New York, or Pennsylvania, make the highest salaries.

How much do Nuclear Technicians make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
California $95,420
Connecticut $78,300
Florida $88,550
Idaho $73,160
Illinois $84,810
Louisiana $61,080
Mississippi $79,890
New York $95,940
North Carolina $86,300
Ohio $73,210
Pennsylvania $93,380
South Carolina $69,130
Tennessee $86,030
Texas $85,990
Virginia $61,010

Where Nuclear Technicians Work

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Below are examples of industries where Nuclear Technicians work:

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