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Nuclear Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of nuclear technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare nuclear technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Nuclear Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,890
25th Percentile Wage
$59,320
50th Percentile Wage
$72,040
75th Percentile Wage
$84,130
90th Percentile Wage
$104,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $104,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nuclear technicians is $42,890.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,040
5.11% 4.15%
2016
$68,360
-1.11% -
2015
$69,120
-2.84% -
2014
$71,080
3.02% -
2013
$68,930
-0.17% -
2012
$69,050
- -

Compare Nuclear Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of nuclear technicians in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $73,400. The lowest paying industry is the engineering services industry (annual salary $64,610). For detailed nuclear technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$73,400
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$73,400
Testing Laboratories
$72,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,040
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$70,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$68,180
Engineering Services
$64,610

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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