Training Requirements for Nuclear Technicians

Nuclear technicians need an associate's degree and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Nuclear technicians
Percent
Less than High School 3.4
High School 21.5
Some College 27.0
Associates Degree 15.2
Bachelors Degree 26.3
Masters Degree 4.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.8

Employment Outlook for Nuclear Technicians

This represents about 6,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less nuclear technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 2,000 more.

Typical Income for Nuclear Technicians

Hourly Income

On average,nuclear technicians make $37.41 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nuclear technicians $22.04 $29.70 $38.05 $45.68 $51.42
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life, physical, and social science technicians $12.79 $16.17 $21.27 $28.34 $37.01
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, nuclear technicians make $77,820 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nuclear technicians $45,850 $61,780 $79,140 $95,000 $106,950
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life, physical, and social science technicians $26,610 $33,630 $44,250 $58,950 $76,980
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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