Nuclear Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of nuclear technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of nuclear technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The nuclear technicians 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 Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,110
25th Percentile Wage
$62,410
50th Percentile Wage
$80,370
75th Percentile Wage
$97,120
90th Percentile Wage
$112,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nuclear technicians is $112,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,110. 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 133% 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 technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,370
1.53% 14.07%
2016
$79,140
-1.42% -
2015
$80,260
6.94% -
2014
$74,690
2.78% -
2013
$72,610
4.89% -
2012
$69,060
- -

Table 2. Nuclear Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nuclear technicians in 8 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 technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $89,100. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $49,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$89,100
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$82,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$77,000
Health Care and Social Assistance
$75,250
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$72,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$72,040
Manufacturing
$60,670
Educational Services
$49,990

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Nuclear Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only nuclear technicians 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 technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $45,150 to $93,670. The highest paying state for nuclear technicians is New York with a median annual salary of $93,670. The lowest paying state is Missouri with a median annual salary of $45,150. For more salary information of nuclear technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$93,670
Pennsylvania
$91,280
California
$91,010
Illinois
$90,800
North Carolina
$89,540
Michigan
$82,880
Texas
$78,910
Tennessee
$76,970
Florida
$75,530
South Carolina
$74,970
Connecticut
$74,230
Mississippi
$73,930
Idaho
$73,370
Alabama
$70,730
New Jersey
$69,520
Washington
$68,580
Ohio
$66,330
New Mexico
$65,160
Virginia
$60,560
Maryland
$57,930
Louisiana
$50,690
Missouri
$45,150



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