Nuclear Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of nuclear technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare nuclear technician salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Nuclear Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nuclear technicians is $81,010. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nuclear technicians is $43,350.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nuclear technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-1.66% -0.53%
3.84% -
-1.64% -
6.39% -
-8.08% -
- -

Compare Nuclear Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of nuclear technicians in three industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for nuclear technician occupations is the machinery manufacturing industry with an annual salary $64,840. The lowest paying industry is the chemical manufacturing industry (annual salary $59,830). For detailed nuclear technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Machinery Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].


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