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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Nuclear Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,850
25th Percentile Wage
$61,780
50th Percentile Wage
$79,140
75th Percentile Wage
$95,000
90th Percentile Wage
$106,950

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 $106,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,850. Notice 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 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,140-1.42%12.74%
201580,2606.94%-
201474,6902.78%-
201372,6104.89%-
201269,060--

Table 2. Nuclear Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nuclear technicians 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 technicians occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $86,420. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $52,910).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$86,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$82,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$73,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,360
Manufacturing
$61,680
Educational Services
$52,910

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 $57,930 to $92,490. The highest paying state for nuclear technicians is New York with a median annual salary of $92,490. The lowest paying state is Maryland with a median annual salary of $57,930. 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
$92,490
Connecticut
$85,830
Pennsylvania
$82,750
Michigan
$80,630
California
$78,950
Tennessee
$74,020
South Carolina
$73,620
Idaho
$73,160
Florida
$71,830
Alabama
$70,730
New Jersey
$69,520
Washington
$66,560
Ohio
$66,330
Maryland
$57,930


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