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Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary Information

The salary statistics of nuclear medicine technologists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of nuclear medicine technologists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The nuclear medicine technologists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,410
25th Percentile Wage
$64,640
50th Percentile Wage
$75,660
75th Percentile Wage
$90,550
90th Percentile Wage
$103,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear medicine technologists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nuclear medicine technologists is $103,660. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,410. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 90% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nuclear medicine technologists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,660
1.73% 7.24%
2016
$74,350
1.33% -
2015
$73,360
1.72% -
2014
$72,100
1.36% -
2013
$71,120
1.32% -
2012
$70,180
- -

Table 2. Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nuclear medicine technologists in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for nuclear medicine technologists occupations is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector with an annual salary $89,810. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $55,610).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$89,810
Health Care and Social Assistance
$75,720
Federal, State, and Local Government
$70,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,840
Manufacturing
$68,480
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$59,050
Educational Services
$55,610

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Nuclear Medicine Technologists by States

From the above tables we note that not only nuclear medicine technologists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of nuclear medicine technologists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,370 to $111,510. The highest paying state for nuclear medicine technologists is California with a median annual salary of $111,510. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,370. For more salary information of nuclear medicine technologists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$111,510
New Jersey
$92,270
Hawaii
$91,550
District of Columbia
$91,210
Washington
$91,120
Rhode Island
$88,390
Connecticut
$87,710
Oregon
$85,880
Nevada
$85,260
Minnesota
$84,280
New York
$83,000
Arizona
$81,700
Colorado
$81,100
Massachusetts
$80,930
Alaska
$80,530
Delaware
$79,630
New Hampshire
$79,330
Maryland
$79,230
Illinois
$78,750
Wisconsin
$77,230
New Mexico
$76,710
Texas
$75,730
Idaho
$75,130
North Dakota
$74,560
Utah
$73,550
Missouri
$73,470
Kansas
$73,230
Pennsylvania
$72,890
Wyoming
$72,800
Montana
$72,250
Maine
$72,170
Georgia
$72,120
Indiana
$71,910
Iowa
$71,830
Arkansas
$71,680
Oklahoma
$71,630
Virginia
$71,290
Florida
$70,670
Nebraska
$70,330
Ohio
$70,090
South Carolina
$70,030
Michigan
$68,740
North Carolina
$68,020
Kentucky
$67,120
Louisiana
$66,750
Mississippi
$65,890
Tennessee
$65,530
Alabama
$61,750
South Dakota
$60,230
West Virginia
$58,580
Puerto Rico
$35,370



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