How Much Do Nuclear Equipment Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Nuclear Equipment Technicians

Nuclear Equipment Technicians operate equipment used for the release, control, or utilization of nuclear energy to assist scientists in laboratory or production activities.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$83810 per year
Hourly wage
$40 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$53,570 to $65,650 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$26 to $32 per hour

Entry-level Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $53,570 to $65,650 per year or $26 to $32 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Nuclear Equipment Operation Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $56 $116,680
Senior (Top 25%) $48 $100,260
Middle (Mid 50%) $40 $84,190
Junior (Bottom 25%) $32 $65,650
No experience (Bottom 10%) $26 $53,570

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $51 $105,750
MA $49 $101,090
NY $47 $98,280
MI $47 $96,820
FL $46 $96,300
TX $39 $80,580
VT $38 $79,410
TN $38 $78,480
OH $37 $77,630
IL $36 $75,040

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Nuclear Equipment Operation Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Nuclear Equipment Technicians are in the states of CA, MA, NY, MI and FL.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $90230 $43.38
Scientific Research and Development Services $84390 $40.57
Federal Executive Branch $79780 $38.36
Employment Services $79150 $38.05
Waste Treatment and Disposal $76870 $36.96
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $71810 $34.52
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $71170 $34.22

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