2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators operate or control nuclear reactors. Move control rods, start and stop equipment, monitor and adjust controls, and record data in logs. Implement emergency procedures when needed. May respond to abnormalities, determine cause, and recommend corrective action.
Entry-level Nuclear Power Reactor Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $76,360 to $90,600 per year or $37 to $44 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
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|Highest (Top 10%)||$64||$133,170|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$58||$121,120|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$50||$104,040|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$44||$90,600|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$37||$76,360|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Nuclear Power Reactor Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Nuclear Reactor Operators are in the states of NY, TN, NC, IL and LA.