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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,440
25th Percentile Wage
$62,910
50th Percentile Wage
$74,350
75th Percentile Wage
$88,610
90th Percentile Wage
$101,850

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 $101,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,440. It is noted 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 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of nuclear medicine technologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,3501.33%5.61%
201573,3601.72%-
201472,1001.36%-
201371,1201.32%-
201270,180--

Table 2. Nuclear Medicine Technologists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nuclear medicine technologists in 6 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 $86,690. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $58,490).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$86,690
Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,480
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,840
Manufacturing
$68,480
Federal, State, and Local Government
$68,050
Educational Services
$58,490

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 $36,160 to $107,160. The highest paying state for nuclear medicine technologists is California with a median annual salary of $107,160. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,160. 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
$107,160
Washington
$91,210
Hawaii
$90,940
New Jersey
$88,440
District of Columbia
$87,880
Connecticut
$86,020
Nevada
$85,170
Oregon
$85,130
Minnesota
$81,290
New York
$80,520
Rhode Island
$80,390
Massachusetts
$80,280
Maryland
$80,080
Colorado
$79,200
Arizona
$79,040
Delaware
$78,860
New Hampshire
$76,480
New Mexico
$76,090
Texas
$75,950
Illinois
$75,160
Wisconsin
$75,120
Maine
$74,990
Montana
$72,940
Idaho
$72,760
Utah
$72,240
Kansas
$71,970
Georgia
$71,260
Florida
$71,050
Iowa
$70,860
Indiana
$70,120
Ohio
$69,750
Missouri
$69,710
Pennsylvania
$69,010
South Carolina
$68,910
Arkansas
$68,820
Virginia
$68,810
Michigan
$67,940
Mississippi
$67,000
Louisiana
$66,890
Nebraska
$66,060
North Carolina
$65,150
Tennessee
$65,090
Oklahoma
$64,290
Kentucky
$63,680
Alabama
$61,660
West Virginia
$59,390
South Dakota
$58,050
Puerto Rico
$36,160


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